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Houston Zoo Celebrates International Tiger Day

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The Houston Zoo will celebrate International Tiger Day and you’re invited as well!

According to officials at the Houston Zoo,”…tigers are one of the most recognizable exotic animals in the world, but they are also one of the rarest. Not so long ago, tens of thousands of tigers roamed a vast area that spanned from Turkey to the islands of Indonesia. In the past century, tiger habitats have decreased to just a few areas in Southeast Asia, India, and Russia. With fewer than 4,000 left in the wild, tigers are now a critically endangered species.”

During the Houston Zoo’s celebration of International Tiger Day, participants can find out how to save the world’s tigers and learn more about the feisty felines as well as conservation efforts to protect their well being.

Participants can also talk to the zoo’s dedicated keepers who care for the Zoo’s Malayan tigers during a special “Meet the Keeper Talk” session. They start at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“Enjoy a fascinating and educational tiger enrichment presentation at 1:30 p.m.,” added officials. “All International Tiger Day activities are included in your paid Zoo admission and are free for Zoo members.”

Are you interested in attending? Take a look at the event at a glance below!

WHAT: Houston Zoo celebrates International Tiger Day!

WHEN: Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: 6200 Hermann Park Dr Houston, TX 77030

Click here to learn more about International Tiger Day and click here to learn more about the Houston Zoo as well as their conservation efforts with tigers!

Will you be apart of a “purrrrrrr-fect day” with the Houston Zoo and the tigers? Click here to view pictures and watch related video below!

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