Date: Thursday 06 August 2015
Our tiger mascot Taylor Tiger joined forces with his mascot colleagues, Tala from Woburn Safari Park and Welford from Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, recently to help raise funds for endangered tigers in the wild.
The three mascots attended a special charity event at Woburn Safari Park on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July to support the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance’s Amur Tiger Conservation Project.
As well as meeting visitors to the park, Taylor Tiger enjoyed a reading of the classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came To Tea along with Tala and Welford.
The event also included tiger-themed games in the Visitor Enrichment Centre, face-painting, a raffle and mini VIP trips for visitors to meet the park’s Amur tigers up close.
Drew Mullin, General Manager of Woburn Safari Park, says: “Everyone involved in the fundraising had a fantastic time. Tala and her new friends – Welford and Taylor – all helped put the fun into fundraising! The initial count of monies shows we’ll have raised significant funds for the ALTA charity.”
Our team from North Thames supported the event as part of an ongoing partnership with Woburn which earlier this year saw us renew our sponsorship of the safari park’s Amur tiger house for the next three years.
Peter Gurr, Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, says: “We were delighted to support the Amur Tiger Charity Weekend at Woburn.
“The event raised vital funds for the Amur Tiger Conservation Project as well as awareness of this beautiful species – and it was great fun for all the visitors to the park!”
The tiger house sponsored by our North Thames business unit is home to three Amur tigers from the European Endangered Species Program (EEP).
There are only an estimated 400 to 500 Amur tigers living in the wild, in the birch forests of Eastern Russia. They face a number of threats, mainly poaching and loss of habitat, and the EEP is playing an important role in trying to preserve the species and prevent its extinction.
The Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance is also working to prevent the extinction of the Amur leopard and tiger as well as their habitat, in the wild and in captivity, through education and conservation.
For more information about the Amur Tigers at Woburn Safari Park please visit www.woburnsafari.co.uk.