Tiger storytime event celebrates new enclosure

Date: Wednesday 26 March 2014

Tiger storytelling at Saxon Fields web

We hosted a special tiger-themed storytelling event at our Saxon Fields development in Biggleswade for local schoolchildren to celebrate our new sponsorship agreement with Woburn Safari Park.

We have funded Woburn’s new tiger house, which is now home to two Amur tigers from the European Endangered Species Program (EEP), Elton and Minerva.

To celebrate the sponsorship, Sales Executive Tamara Sim read the classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Saxon Fields to 12 lucky children from St Andrews Lower School in Biggleswade.

Each of the pupils also received a commemorative tiger bookmark and there was a visit from the Taylor Tiger mascot at the event on Thursday 20th March.

Christine Scarborough, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, says: “We’re so excited to have unveiled the new tiger house at Woburn Safari Park, which Elton and Minerva are happily settling in to, and we couldn’t think of a better way to share our excitement with local children than to hold this special storytime event.

“We hope the pupils from St Andrews Lower School enjoyed meeting our mascot Taylor Tiger and that our storytelling session has inspired a new generation to support the conservation efforts of organisations like Woburn.”

There are only an estimated 400 to 500 Amur tigers living in the wild. It is hoped the new tiger house at Woburn Safari Park will aid the conservation of this magnificent species, as the park is hoping the tigers will breed successfully and nurture future generations.