Shepreth Wildlife Park celebrates Tiger Day and raises money for conservation charity

PUBLISHED: 15:50 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:50 07 August 2018

Amba the tiger enjoyed treats for her 20th birthday. Picture: Amber Welch

Amba the tiger enjoyed treats for her 20th birthday. Picture: Amber Welch

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Families turned out to Shepreth Wildlife Park on Saturday to celebrate a special birthday and raise money for a tiger welfare charity.

The crowd watched as Amba searched for the birthday treats which were placed around the enclosure by volunteers. Picture: Amber WelchThe crowd watched as Amba searched for the birthday treats which were placed around the enclosure by volunteers. Picture: Amber Welch

Amba the tiger enjoyed the presents which were placed around her enclosure by volunteers to mark her 20th birthday.

In conjunction with this, Tiger Day proceeds were donated to the Tiger Protection and Conservation Unit in Sumatra.

The park raised £1,300, which will go towards the protection of tigers in the Kerinci-Seblat National Park.

The park stated on its Facebook page: “We have donated over £267,000 to global conservation so far and it’s thanks to your support and visits. Thank you to everyone who is involved in our work. And of course a big happy 20th birthday to Amba.”

Tanya Erzinclioglu from For Tigers, was one of many who did a sponsored walk from Cambridge town centre to Shepreth Wildlife Park. Picture: Amber WelchTanya Erzinclioglu from For Tigers, was one of many who did a sponsored walk from Cambridge town centre to Shepreth Wildlife Park. Picture: Amber Welch

Welfare organisation For Tigers also organised a fancy dress sponsored walk from Cambridge town centre to the Shrepreth park. For Tigers works to improve the welfare of captive tigers in Thailand.

Wallabies at Shepreth Wildlife Park. Picture: Amber WelchWallabies at Shepreth Wildlife Park. Picture: Amber Welch

The Otters at Shepreth Wildlife Park have recently welcomed a new baby. Picture: Amber WelchThe Otters at Shepreth Wildlife Park have recently welcomed a new baby. Picture: Amber Welch

Katie with European Eagle Owl Jasper at Shepreth Wildlife Park. Picture: Amber WelchKatie with European Eagle Owl Jasper at Shepreth Wildlife Park. Picture: Amber Welch

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