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TV presenter to launch tiger preservation programme at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

The event is part of International Tiger Day being held at the park.

TV wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan will officially launch a new tiger conservation programme at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park this weekend.

The Springwatch star will announce the park’s tiger conservation programme TIGALIVE as part of International Tiger Day on Saturday, July 29.

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

A range of activities for the whole family will be held at the park in Friskney throughout the day from 9am-6pm.

Activities at the event include:

  • Performances by Michaela Strachan of her Really Wild Adventures Show
  • Tiger Themed Dance Sessions from London dance school Fiction Dance
  • Jungle Book Shows from Neverland Arts Theatre
  • Workshops and performances from Mr Fips Wonder Circus
  • 1940’s themed singing and entertainment from Angie Fisher
  • Tiger facts and information shouted by the Town Crier from Skegness
  • Balloon release at 3.00pm
  • Demonstrations of Birds of Prey and more

Tigers once roamed the entire continent of Asia, but with human expansion they have lost over 93% of their original range.

Out of the six existing tiger subspecies, four subspecies have been classified as Endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), while the other two subspecies have been listed as Critically Endangered.

Today, there are only an estimated 3,000-3,600 tigers remaining worldwide.

Admission prices for entry to the park are half price on all tickets for International Tiger Day only. For more information visit the website.

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