TAMPA – Monday is International Tiger Day, so Busch Gardens is celebrating this weekend.
With only 3,200 wild tigers in the world, International Tiger Day, also known as Global Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation. Busch Gardens will offer face painting and tiger keeper talks this weekend (July 27-29) in the Jungala area of the theme park. Also, a portion of the proceeds from the tiger stuffed animals will be donated to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.
Three of Busch Gardens' newest additions, endangered Malayan tiger cubs, are scheduled to make appearances on all three days of the celebration. The animal care team will demonstrate how they work with tigers from feedings to enrichment to playtime.
In May, Busch Gardens announced the birth of three endangered Malayan tiger cubs to mother Bzui and father Mata. The three cubs, named Cinta, meaning love, Bundar, meaning round, and Rukayah, meaning delicate, will be on the Jungala habitat throughout the celebration.