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Sumatran Tiger roaring at Adelaide Zoo

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Feed a hungry tiger their meaty lunch!

Enjoy a thrilling encounter with one of the world’s most awe-inspiring predators.

Come face-to-face with a majestic Sumatran Tiger and get the exclusive opportunity to hand feed them a meaty treat.

Learn all about this fascinating species from a dedicated carnivore keeper and hear stories of the charismatic cats who call Adelaide Zoo home.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 10 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Hand feed a Sumatran Tiger
  • Experience the thrill of looking a tiger in the eye
  • Get exclusive access to a behind the scenes area of Adelaide Zoo
  • Learn all about these captivating animals from a dedicated keeper

Unlike lions, tigers live solitary lives and mark their territories to keep others away.

The pattern of a tiger’s stripes is unique to each animal, just like fingerprints are to humans. The stripes are found on a tiger’s skin and, if shaved, its distinctive pattern would remain.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

One hundred years ago it was estimated that there were 100,000 wild tigers – today the number is thought to be as few as 3,200.

The Sumatran Tiger is the last surviving subspecies of tiger in Indonesia and current estimates indicate there is around 300-500 left in the wild with a rapidly decreasing trend due to habitat destruction for unsustainable palm oil plantations and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade.

By purchasing a ticket to our Tiger Encounter at Adelaide Zoo, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

Want to get involved? You can help!

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

 

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