An endangered species, it is thought that there are around 500 Amur tigers left in the wild, however, their numbers have been much lower. Hunting had pushed these animals to the brink of extinction in the 1940’s, with only 40 remaining in the wild. However, the species was saved when Russia granted the Amur tiger full protection, since the 1940’s a significant amount of work has gone into the conservation of these magnificent animals.
Amur Tiger – Panthera tigris altaica
Arguably one of the most beautiful animals in the world, the Amur tiger is also one of the most endangered, once driven to near extinction. However due to continuing global conservation efforts, their numbers are on the rise.
Home to endangered Amur tigers Vladimir, Sayan, Tschuna and Tschuna’s three cubs Harley, Hector and Hope, and one of the largest tiger exhibits in Europe, Land of the Tiger immerses you into the world of the Amur Tiger! Land of the Tiger was built in 2011 and plays a crucial role in the European Breeding Programme, supporting the conservation of this endangered species and bringing to light the threats they face.
WHAT YWPF ARE DOING
Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation are proud supporters of the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA), a charity committed to the conservation of both Amur Leopards and Tigers in Eastern Russia.
European Breeding Programme
Tschuna gave birth to her three cubs, Hector, Harley and Hope in March 2015. The cubs are part of the European Breeding Programme, which is essential for the species. The European Breeding Programme provides an opportunity for scientists and vets to undertake vital research which can be applied in the wild, it helps raise awareness for Amur tigers in the wild and helps generate funds for essential projects in Far East Russia. Not only this, but if the worst happens and the population of Amur tigers suddenly drop in the wild, the European Breeding Programme provides an insurance population, should individuals need to be reintroduced into the wild.
Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre
YWPF are funding a rescue and rehabilitation centre at Alekseevka in Russia. This rescue and rehabilitation centre helps injured tiger cubs or those who are struggling to support themselves, get back to strength, releasing them back into the wild when ready.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
The good news is; you can do your bit to help!
We need amazing people like yourselves to help raise awareness and funds for these endangered animals. You could do anything to raise money, from a sponsored walk to throwing yourself out of a plane (with a parachute of course), the only limit is your imagination! If you would like a few ideas on how to fundraise for YWPF, we’ve done the hard work for you! Click here for some fundraising ideas!
We are always extremely grateful to receive donations from our supporters, anything you can give to YWPF will go a long way to help conserve Amur tigers in the wild! Click the button below to donate today!