Make a mark on conservation at ZSL London Zoo
Friday 16 September 2011
The chance to be part of ZSL London Zoo’s answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled today.
As part of its Tiger SOS campaign, the zoo will be creating a “pawprint trail” around its new £3.3m tiger exhibit, which is due to open in 2013.
People who donate towards the conservation campaign, which aims to preserve the last 300 Sumatran tigers, will be able to see their name marked permanently on a plaque, in the flagship exhibit.
Available from today, the PawPrints are the perfect way to remember a loved one, acknowledge a special date or simply leave a legacy of your family visit to the Zoo. Identified with an engraved plaque, the Paw Prints will be set into the ground of the public walkway of the new enclosure.
With only 150 PawPrints available, these unique mementoes will be laid to acknowledge donations of £400.00 or more to ZSL London Zoo’s Tiger SOS campaign.
In the forests of Sumatra, Indonesia, tiger paw prints are a rare sight. As a result of hunting, poaching and illegal logging, their numbers are declining rapidly, and time is fast running out to save them.
Mock-up of a tiger pawprint set in stone
ZSL London Zoo’s Zoological Director, David Field says: “The Tiger SOS PawPrints will allow us to highlight the generous donations to this crucial campaign with a truly unique legacy in the Zoo.
Sumatran tigers are critically endangered, and here at ZSL London Zoo we have the expertise and the passion to change this – we just need the funds.
By donating for a Tiger SOS PawPrint, these people will be able to leave a personal, permanent mark on the Zoo whilst helping us to ensure that these magnificent creatures are around for future generations to come”.