Eye of the Tigers

23 January 2015
Tags: News

Stunning footage of Blackpool Zoo’s tiger cubs has been released as part of an upcoming series of ‘fly on the wall’ videos of animal life at the zoo.

Filmed with the latest technology, the film shows the two newest additions to the zoo's tiger family up close and personal, exploring their surroundings in their outdoor paddock.

The footage is now live and is available for viewing at ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2cWs39B0HU.

As well as giving viewers the chance to see behind the scenes at Blackpool Zoo, keepers have shared their expertise on the tiger cubs, Barney and Radzi, in a commentary running throughout the short clip.

Adam Kenyon, Section Head of Mammals at Blackpool Zoo, said: "This is the first time we have used this kind of technology so close to the animals and the results are stunning.

"We encourage natural instincts within our animals, so placing food and the camera high in a tree spurred the cubs to climb and hunt like they would in the wild.

"The film really is fantastic and we're looking forward to sharing more footage like this of the other residents at Blackpool Zoo!"

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Picture shows: One of the tiger cubs exploring

More information about Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo announced record figures for the sixth consecutive year in 2014 as it continued with investment in facilities and attractions, introduces new species and enjoys success in international breeding programmes for endangered animals.

Visitor numbers, school visits and memberships were all up 10 per cent, on the previous year, which all led to a 10 per cent rise in revenue.

Blackpool Zoo is owned by Parques Reunidos, the second largest European leisure parks operator and a leading world-wide player. The zoo is home to over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates set amidst thirty-two acres of mature woodland and lakes.

The zoo’s signature animals include elephants, giraffes, big cats, gorillas, orang-utans, sea lions, primates, zebras and kangaroos. It is open every day of the year, apart from Christmas Day, from 10am.

For further information please contact:
Paula Holden or Abi Blundell at ICG on 01772 679383

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