Families from across Scotland got into the spirit of Hallowe’en by bringing over 1,000 tiger-carved pumpkins to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
in return for free entry. This was part of the Zoo’s October holiday offer to celebrate the opening of its latest exhibit, Tiger Tracks.
The offer was open to youngsters aged up to 15 who received a free one-day entry ticket if they presented a tiger-carved pumpkin on arrival at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo between Monday 17 and Sunday 23 October 2016.
Darren McGarry, Head of Living Collections at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, said: “We’re overwhelmed by the success of our Tiger Tracks pumpkin offer and have been very impressed with all the spooky pumpkin designs – over 1,000 in total across the week! We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the
families who participated.”
The Tiger Tracks enclosure, which opened in September, is home to Jambi and Baginda, the Zoo’s pair of critically endangered Sumatran
tigers. The exciting new attraction, which is three times the size of the previous tiger enclosure, gives visitors the chance to walk through a glass tunnel where they can get up close with Jambi, the male tiger, as he walks
overhead on a specially constructed walkway.
Over Hallowe’en weekend, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is hosting ‘Creepy Crawlies’, which gives visitors the chance to meet some of the creepiest, scuttling, wiggling creatures living in the Zoo. On Sunday, visitors to the Zoo
will be able to watch the animals receiving Hallowe’en themed enrichment.
Hallowe’en storytelling will also be available on the day.