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

It's International Tiger Day on 29 July each year and it's the paw-fect opportunity to celebrate our tiger family at London Zoo!

London Zoo is home to four critically endangered Sumatran tigers - Gaysha, Asim and their cubs Zac and Crispin. But how much do you know about them? Our Tiger Day activities for 2023 have now passed, but join us at London Zoo to visit our family, learn all about their incredible adaptations, the threats tigers are sadly facing in the wild, and how ZSL is working to protect them

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

Why are Sumatran tigers so special? 

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.

With only an estimated 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, it is vital that we celebrate our amazing ambassadors here at the Zoo in order to raise awareness of their plight.

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Under-3's and ZSL Members enter the Zoo for free.

London Zoo plays a vital role in global conservation

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. 

  • Sumatran tiger Gaysha in London Zoo's Tiger Territory
    Our tiger family

    Tiger Territory

    Meet the rarest tiger on earth, and be inspired to recover wildlife with us.

  • Sumatran tiger Gaysha walking in her Tiger Territory home at London Zoo
    Panthera tigris sondaica

    Sumatran tiger

    Sumatran tigers are smallest and rarest tiger, and they have the deepest orange colour of all the tiger subspecies.

  • A Sumatran tiger with boomer ball in the pool at London Zoo
    7 June 2023

    Sumatran tiger cubs at London Zoo embrace summer

    Critically endangered tiger cubs Zac and Crispin had a splashing great time at London Zoo

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