Adopt a tiger and receive
- Your own cuddly toy tiger to keep at home
- An adoption pack, including a personalised certificate, animal story, fact sheet and glossy photo to display.
- A copy of Born Free’s bi-annual Adopt magazine with exclusive updates.
The tiger is the largest of the big cat family. Instantly recognisable by its black stripes over orangey brown fur.
Tigers are apex predators, mainly hunting deer and wild boar. They are usually solitary requiring large territories as their habitat. Tiger cubs can stay with their mother for up to 2 years before being independent and finding their own territory.
In the past 100 years, tiger populations have lost over 90% of their historic range. Now they are found in fragmented habitats ranging from Siberian forests in the north to subtropical and tropical forests on the Indian subcontinent and Sumatra.
Tigers are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.
udopt it because
- In the last 100 years, wild tiger numbers have dropped from 100,000 to an estimated 4,000. Tigers now stand on the brink of extinction in many countries across south east Asia.
- Conflict with farmers, poaching, and habitat destruction are some of the reasons why tigers are so drastically under threat. Tigers also continue to be held in captivity for entertainment, found in zoos and circuses across the globe, as well as in private collections. These living conditions deny them the space and natural habitat they deserve, and cause great concern for animal welfare.
- Funds from your adoption will help care for rescued tigers at Born Free’s sanctuary in India and run initiatives to promote co-existence and help prevent human-wildlife conflict.
- Adopting a tiger makes for a fantastic gift. Not only will it delight and educate the recipient but funds will go towards Born Free’s critical work.
- Adoption programmes start from as little as £3.00 a month.
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Did you know?
- Tigers are the largest of all cats reaching up to 3m in length and weighing up to 700 pounds.
- Tigers live between 20-26 years in the wild.
- Unlike most cats, tigers are great swimmers and like the water.
- Tiger cubs are born blind and only open their eyes 1-2 weeks after birth.
- Cubs start learning to hunt at six months of age but stay with their mothers until they are about 2 years old.