Event type
Animal Awareness Day
Event status
29 July
Included in Zoo entry

International Tiger Day is 29 July

London Zoo is home to four critically endangered Sumatran tigers - Gaysha, Asim and their two-year-old cubs, Zac and Crispin. We're celebrating the 29 July with a day of extra activities, keeper Q&As, games, puzzles, and prizes to be won! What's more, it's all included in our normal day admission ticket to the Zoo!

Three tigers with a red ball in the pool at London Zoo

Why are we celebrating?

Sumatran tigers are the most endangered of all tiger subspecies, with only an estimated 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. These beautiful apex predators are vital to the biodiversity of healthy Indonesian forests but are suffering at the hands of unsustainable palm oil production and the Illegal Wildlife Trade. London Zoo manages their global breeding programme to safeguard these incredible animals, and we are incredibly lucky to have four Sumatran tigers at our Zoo. On International Tiger Day, we want to show everyone how amazing they are and each of their unique personalities. Learn all about their incredible adaptations, the threats tigers are sadly facing in the wild, and how you can help ZSL to protect them

Schedule of activities

11:00 am - Talk, tiger feed, and Zookeeper Q&A
2:00 pm - Talk, Conservation chat and Q&A
3:30 pm - Talk, Competition (chance to win a tiger plush!), and Zookeeper Q&A
5:00 pm - Talk, watch their bedtime recall, Zookeeper Q&A

All Day

Head through the entrance of Tiger Territory where we will have a stand displaying lots of tiger artefacts and biofacts, have quizzes, videos, and info on our tiger conservation work including tips on how you can help protect our tigers!

There are Golden Tickets that will be given out throughout the day. Lucky recipients of the Golden Ticket will get to redeem a special prize at the 2 pm talk.

Members will get a free Tiger Pin Badge. Just show your membership card at the Tiger stand to claim your free badge! There's only a limited number so hurry before they run out! Not a member? Become a member and you'll get free entry to London Zoo or Whipsnade Zoo for a whole year of activities and fun!

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A Sumatran tiger with boomer ball in the pool at London Zoo
Three tigers with a red ball in the pool at London Zoo
Sumatran tiger conservation

The island of Sumatra is home to the critically endangered Sumatran tiger, a sub-species of tiger not found anywhere else in the world. At ZSL, we’re working at the cutting-edge of conservation to protect Sumatran tigers and other endangered tigers in Asia.