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Terrific TigersLearn more about the gers at ZSL London Zoo1.Level: Key Stage 22.Includes: Ac vity sheets (true or false, word scramble, wordsearch, colouring ac vity, adapta on labelling, enclosuredesign), Tiger SOS lesson plan, answer sheets

Tiger Activity TimeLevel 1 – tiger cubsCircle the right answers1. What colours does a tiger have on its body?redwhitegreenblueorangeblackbrown2. What does a tiger eat?leavesmeatfruitfish3. What words can we use to describe a tiger?hunterpreypredator4. Why does a tiger have stripes?to show offto be camouflagedto scare away other animals5. Where do tigers live in the wild?AfricaAustraliaAsia

Level 2 – tiger testerTiger True or Feline False?Answer true or false to the following statements:1. Tigers have 4 canine teeth.2. Tigers can see in the dark3. A tiger can live for over 30 years4. A baby tiger is called a pup5. A group of tigers is called a pride6. The Tiger isn’t one of the animals in the Chinese zodiac7. In zoos, tigers are usually kept together in pairs8. There are only 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.9. London Zoo is building a new tiger enclosure called Tiger Territory.10. There are 5 different types (sub-species) of tiger.Tiger Question TimeWhat do we call the teeth that tigers use to rip and tear meat? C .Why does a tiger have stripes? C .How many tigers live at ZSL London Zoo? T .What is a tiger’s favourite food/prey? D .Give one reason why poachers kill tigers? .What colour are a tiger’s eyes? .Name a cartoon tiger or a tiger from a story book. What type of animal is a tiger, a cat or dog? Do tigers prefer to hunt alone or in a group? .What three colours can you see on a tiger’s fur? 1 2 3 .

Level 3 – tiger challengeWord ScrambleUnscramble these words. They all have something to do with tigers.1gersit .2datpreor .3iAsa .4rethun .5trspies .Word SpotterHow many smaller words can you make from the name of our new tigerexhibit:Tiger TerritoryFor example: Error (Tiger Territory) or Greet (Tiger Territory)Write your answers in this box:

Level 4 – tiger expertBig Cat Word SearchTry and find all the words in the word search. Circle the words in the gridwhen you find them. They go across, down, diagonal and kedsaremorderegnadnedingdropsumatratigercatcanine wspawscamouflagestripesthreatendangered

Creative Big Cat ColouringFinish drawing and colouring this tiger. Add the body, finish theface and add the whiskers and striped pattern.

Label this Tiger skull withadaptations for huntingand feeding.The Tigers at ZSL London Zoo help us to learn and understand more aboutthem. This helps us all to care for them and their relatives in thewild.Caring For TigersWhat do all tigers need to keep them happy and healthy?1. .2. .3. .4. .5. .6. .

Tiger TerritoryZSL London Zoo are building a new tiger enclosure called Tiger Territory.This new home will give the tigers everything they need to be happy andhealthy. The visitors will be able to see them clearly too.Design your own Tiger Enclosure in the space below.DoorBoomer ballTreeLong grassPondWindowsFeeding poleSleeping placeMeatSafety fence

Lesson PlanLearning outcomes1. To recognise what a tiger is, where it lives and what it eats.2. To know that tigers are threatened by man and that research can help them tosurvive.Teacher notesExplain that the lesson will focus on tigers and the threats to their survival in the wild.Pupils will need to use their computers and the worksheet provided. Talk abouttigers, shows some images of tigers and their habitat. Get pupils to add their ownknowledge and share their own thoughts about what a tiger is, does and eats. Youmay find our Tiger SOS Fact Sheet useful, see our Fundraising Pack.

What is a Tiger?Circle the words that describe a ammalcarnivorecatChoose one of the words that you have circled and write a sentence toexplain what it means. Here are 5 pictures of different types (sub-species) of tiger.Sumatran tiger ZSLMalayan tigerIndochinese tigerBengal tigerSiberian tiger ZSL

Find out one thing about each of these types of tiger.Complete these sentences:The Sumatran tiger .The Bengal tiger The Malayan tiger .The Indochinese tiger .The Siberian tiger .Put a dot on the map to show where each of the 5 types of tiger lives.Map of Asia

Threats to TigersTigers are threatened by humans. They are now an endangered speciesand may go extinct if we don’t continue to help them.Visit www.zsl.org/support-us/tiger-sos/ and click on the ‘threats to tigers’ link.Write down 5 threats to tigers:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. One way we can help tigers is to understand more about them and theproblems that face. This is called research. Click on ‘saving wild tigers’ tofind out all about our conservation research work.We’re also building a new tiger enclosure called Tiger Territory. Click on‘explore the exhibit’ to find out more about what the new tiger enclosure willbe like.

Tiger Activity Answer Sheets

Tiger Activity TimeLevel 1 – tiger cubsCircle the right answers1. What colours does a tiger have on its body?redwhitegreenblueorangeblackbrown2. What does a tiger eat?leavesmeatfruitfish3. What words can we use to describe a tiger?hunterpreypredator4. Why does a tiger have stripes?to show offto be camouflagedto scare away other animals5. Where do tigers live in the wild?AfricaAustraliaAsia

Level 2 – tiger testerTiger True or Feline False?Answer true or false to the following statements:1. Tigers have 4 canine teeth.TTigers have two at the top and two at the bottom, working togetherto rip and slice meat2. Tigers can see in the darkTA reflective layer at the back of the eye gives tem excellent nightvision.3. A tiger can live for over 30 yearsFThey rarely live for more than 20 years in captivity and much lesin the wild.4. A baby tiger is called a pupFA baby tiger is called a cub.5. A group of tigers is called a prideFTigers tend to live alone or with their cubs. They don’t hunt ingroups.They are in the zodiac.6. The Tiger isn’t one of the animals in the Chinese zodiacF7. In zoos, tigers are usually kept together in pairsTThey do live in pairs so thatthey can breed.8. There are only 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.TWe estimate that there arearound 300 left.9. London Zoo is building a new tiger enclosure called Tiger Territory. T10. There are 5 different types (sub-species) of tiger.TThe sub species include the Bengal, Sumatran, IndoChinese, Siberian and Malayan tiger.Tiger Question TimeWhat do we call the teeth that tigers use to rip and tear meat? Canine teethWhy does a tiger have stripes? Camouflage whilst huntingHow many tigers live at ZSL London Zoo? Two, a breeding pairWhat is a tiger’s favourite food/prey? Deer (Sika, Chital, Red and Samba deer)Give one reason why poachers kill tigers? To sell their bones/skin/teeth, etcWhat colour are a tiger’s eyes? Yellow/amberName a cartoon tiger or a tiger from a story book. Tigger, Shere Khan, etcWhat type of animal is a tiger, a cat or dog? A big cat - ‘Panthera’Do tigers prefer to hunt alone or in a group? AloneWhat three colours can you see on a tiger’s fur? 1 Orange 2 White3 Black

Level 3 – tiger challengeWord ScrambleUnscramble these words. They all have something to do with tigers.1gersit tigers .2datpreor predator .3iAsa Asia .4rethun hunter .5trspies stripes .Word SpotterHow many smaller words can you make from the name of our new tigerexhibit:Tiger TerritoryFor example: Error (Tiger Territory) or Greet (Tiger Territory)Write your answers in this box:10 words - great!15 words - excellent!Rot, to, error, greet, tit, got, try, riot, terror, yet, teet, tier, trio, otter, ogre, grey.

Level 4 – tiger expertBig Cat Word SearchTry and find all the words in the word search. Circle the words in the gridwhen you find remorderegnadnedingdropsumatratigercatcanine wspawscamouflagestripesthreatendangered

Label this tiger skull withadaptations for huntingand feeding.Ridge on top ofskull to attachpowerful jawmusclesGreat sense ofsmell to detectpreyForward facing eyesto judge distanceand speed whenhuntingLarge canineteeth for rippingand tearingPowerful jaws tohold and eat preyThe Tigers at ZSL London Zoo help us to learn and understand moreabout them. This helps us all to care for them and their relatives in thewild.Caring For TigersWhat do all tigers need to keep them happy and healthy?1. Food - meat (given in an interesting way - enrichment)2. Fresh water to drink3. Shelter from the weather and a place to sleep4. Medical care from the vets and daily care from the keepers5. Toys - known as ‘enrichment’ - like a boomer ball6. Mates - so that they have company and can have babies

Visit our website for lots more information about ZSL Tigerconservation and the new Tiger enclosure.For the Tiger SOS campaign, to explore the new Tiger Territoryexhibit and for more information on our Tiger conservationprojects go regions/asia/tiger/A Tiger enclosure needs these things: Shelter outdoors, from all types of weather (sun, wind, rain,etc)A warm bed indoors (provide an indoor den as well as ashelter outside)Trees to give shadeLong grass to hide inA pond with fresh waterToys to play with for enrichment, like balls, herbs and sacksA feeding pole (to put the meat up high, so that the tigershave to jump and climb to get at it) and some meatA door for keepers to get in to clean and provide foodLots of windows for the visitors to look throughSafety barriers to keep the tigers safely inside and peoplesafely outside the enclosureWhat else could you add? Be creativeThink about the size of the enclosure, add a scale and drawin your tigers. Only two tigers can live together at a time, amale and a female.Why not work as a class to design and make the perfect tigerenclosure. Send your completed designs to us so we can seeyour work.Send to: Rosie Davison, Education Centre,London Zoo, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RY.The Tiger Territory exhibit opens in Spring 2013.Come and visit us at ZSL London Zoo soon.

The Tiger Conservation HQ - Tiger TerritoryThe Tiger Conservation HQ will contribute to Sumatran tiger conservation in four ways; preserving genetic diversity,information gathering, educating and informing the general public, and fund-raising.The exhibit will create a magical and challenging experience that that is all about close-up animal encounters in anauthentic environment. It will educate visitors with compelling stories about the Sumatran tiger. It will explain theharsh reality of how close it is to extinction, and how ZSL and our Zoo visitors can ensure that this majestic speciesis conserved for future generations.The new enclosure will total over 2,400m 2, making it over five times bigger than the current tiger enclosure at ZSLLondon Zoo.Essentially, the Tiger Conservation HQ will help tiger conservation efforts by supporting the aims of the EuropeanEndangered Species Programme (EEP) for tigers which are as follows:Preserving genetic diversity over timeZoo tiger populations serve as a 'genetic reservoir’ in case of future need to supplement wild tiger populations orreintroduce tigers to areas from which they have vanished. We want to create the right environment to introduce apair of breeding tigers so that we may increase the number of Sumatran tigers in the EEP programme.Information gatheringZoo tiger populations have made great contributions towards understanding many aspects of tiger biology andmanagement. Veterinary care is an obvious area; without knowledge on how to safely anaesthetise tigers, radiotracking studies in the wild would not be possible.We want to continue our support for conservation in the wild with a pair of breeding Sumatran tigers.Educating and informingSeven hundred million people a year visit zoos worldwide - more than go to football matches - and every zoo withtigers has a responsibility to ensure the public learn about the factors endangering them and are encouraged tohelp. This will be a major role of the new facility at ZSL London Zoo with its 1 million visitors every year. We hopeto create an inspiring and educational experience that garners the support for tigers in the wild using static and liveinterpretation.FundraisingThe tiger EEP encourages all its participants to raise funds for tigers. Through our coordinated fundraising work ZSLhas enabled the world’s zoos to donate to tiger conservation in the wild. Now ZSL is asking its supporters and thegeneral public to get behind its Tiger SOS campaign to give tigers a future.

2. Tigers can see in the dark 3. A tiger can live for over 30 years 4. A baby tiger is called a pup A baby tiger is called a cub. 5. A group of tigers is called a pride 6. The Tiger isn’t one of the animals in the Chinese zodiac 7. In zoos, tigers are usually kept together in pairs 8. There are only