Streak for tigers
Friday 16 August 2013
Brave fundraisers run naked around ZSL London Zoo to raise money for tigers
A mob of streakers unleashed their wild side at ZSL London Zoo last night (15 August) and bared all in support of Sumatran tigers.
Three hundred streakers - representing the 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild - ran naked through the iconic venue as part of a unique fundraising event.
Taking place after the Zoo had closed to daytime visitors, the brave streakers ran past some cheeky monkeys and bearded pigs as well as friends and family who cheered them on to the finish line.
The fearless fundraisers raised over £65,000 for ZSL's work with the critically endangered species in Sumatra.
As the registered charity behind ZSL London Zoo, ZSL has more than 100 years of experience working with tigers and are world leaders in veterinary knowledge and tiger expertise. ZSL is already working in Indonesia and Russia and supporting projects in Bangladesh to lobby policy makers, create wildlife corridors, patrol tiger habitats, carry out monitoring and work with local communities to reduce tigers’ conflict with humans.
At ZSL London Zoo more than 1m people each year come into contact with Sumatran tigers at the Zoo's brand new exhibit Tiger Territory , including more than 100,000 school children.