Purr-fume for tigers this Valentines Day
Monday 13 February 2012
Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo are spicing up Valentines Day for Sumatran tigers, Raika and Lumpur, with hearts doused in the animal’s favourite perfume: CK Obsession.
The loved-up pair have been given romantic treats as part of their daily enrichment activity, stimulating their keen sense of smell and encouraging their natural behaviours.
Zookeeper Teague Stubbington said: “Tigers are territorial creatures and these strong smells encourage their natural scent-marking behaviours by making them rub themselves against the perfumed hearts.
“We’ve tried lots of different scents and spices, and CK Obsession has proved by far to be their favourite – it always gets the strongest reaction.”
Watch Raika nuzzling the perfumed heart-shaped sack and then getting cosy with male Sumatran tiger Lumpur:
Treat a special someone to a wild day out
Get two tickets for £30 this Valentines. From 11-19 February, you and that special someone can enjoy entry to ZSL London Zoo and a souvenir guidebook for just £30.
Get this offer by downloading a promotional voucher using the link below. This offer is not available online and must be redeemed at the gate using a printed voucher on the day of your visit.
Once inside the Zoo, visitors can see some of our loved-up animals including amorous Sumatran tiger pair Raika and Lumpur as well as first loves Kiyo and Misha the aardvarks.
Spending Valentine’s Day out at the Zoo is defintely the perfect way to impress your loved one.