As the largest cat on earth, the tiger is instantly recognisable with its red-orange fur and black stripes as unique to each animal as human fingerprints. With powerful, muscular bodies, retractable claws and acute senses, tigers are great predators able to reach impressive speeds in short bursts to catch prey.
Over the last century, wild tiger numbers have plummeted from 100,000 to an estimated 4,000, accompanied by a loss of more than 93% of tiger habitat range, according to the IUCN Red List. Tigers now stand on the very brink of extinction in many countries across Southeast Asia.
Conflict with farmers, poaching, habitat destruction and exploitation in captive tiger farms are some of the reasons why this species is under threat.
Help care for tigers in need with an animal adoption, and you'll receive an exclusive adoption pack containing a soft toy, animal story, species fact sheet, personalised certificate and glossy photo. Plus, we’ll send you our Adopt magazine twice a year with updates on all our wildlife adoptions – perfect for animal lovers.
Adoptions last one year (those paid by monthly direct debit roll over until cancelled).
Listed as Endangered according to the IUCN, three tiger sub-species have already become extinct, leaving six sub-species under threat. Once free to roam over vast ranges, habitat destruction has left scattered populations over 13 countries. As a result, tigers and farmers are driven ever closer together, with farmers killing tigers that prey on their livestock for food.
Poaching and the illegal trade in tiger body parts for Asian medicine have also had a devastating impact. Fuelling the demand, tiger farms in China and Southeast Asia breed captive animals for trade which undermines efforts to stop the practice and causes extreme suffering to the tigers held captive.
Tigers 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 our sanctuary in India and run initiatives to promote co-existence and help prevent human-wildlife conflict.
With your help, we can work towards a secure future for the wild tiger population and bring them back from the brink.
It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.Sir David Attenborough
Your money will help:
Care for rescued tigers at our sanctuary in India
Rescue tigers from captivity and suffering
Protect wild tiger populations and aid recovery in India and Southeast Asia
Conduct anti-poaching patrols and ranger training
Reduce conflict with local communities and promote awareness of tiger conservation
Run environmental education programmes for local communities
Research and monitor tiger populations
Campaign against the illegal wildlife trade and tiger farming
Gopal was captured by authorities after coming into conflict with people when he was found preying on their cattle. Due to this conflict Gopal will never be released back to the wild.
He now lives at Born Free’s tiger sanctuary in Bannerghatta National Park, southern India, which provides a natural forest habitat for rescued tigers in a section of the park closed to visitors.
Your adoption will help fund Gopal’s lifetime care.
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We will process and send your order within 3 working days, and would normally expect it to arrive within 7 working days to addresses within the UK. All UK orders are sent via Royal Mail 2nd class delivery. Please allow 28 days for delivery on overseas orders. Please note – we cannot hold orders for delivery on a specific date.
Orders do not need to be signed for, but come in a box which won’t fit through the letterbox so you will need to be available to accept the delivery. A card will be left if you’re unavailable.
The adoption certificate can be personalised with the name of your choice, and delivery arranged to a separate address.
Call our customer support team on 01403 240170.