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Tigers are amazing creatures, but all of the subspecies of tiger are at risk from habitat loss and poaching. Of particular concern is the Sumatran tiger, the smallest suriving subspecies of tiger, and the last to survive of the tigers that live in the Indonesian archipelago. There could be as few as 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, and they will not survive without support.

Now, some bright spark at the Zoological Society of London noticed that the collective noun for a group of tigers is a 'streak'. And given that there are only around 300 Sumatran tigers left, what better way to highlight the issue and get support for ZSL's work with tigers than to get 300 humans to streak around London Zoo to raise money and awareness.

I am going to be one of those humans. Now I know that my legs are on public display daily, and I suspect that most of my climbing friends are familiar with the sight of my bare chest, but getting completely nekkid in public is going to be a new experience for me, and I have to confess that I'm a little nervous.

Also, just to up the stakes a bit, I have a fundraising goal. If I raise more than £500, I'm not just going to run around London Zoo naked. I'm going to run around London Zoo covered (entirely and only) in tiger body paint. Entertaining (and legal!) suggestions for what to do in the unlikely case that I get to £1000 will be entertained. :-)

Anyway, tigers are awesome, the ZSL does excellent work with them (and in many other ways), and I'm going to get my kit off, and possibly get painted as a tiger. If any or all of those things appeal to you (!), then make a donation.

http://www.zsl.org/support-us/challenge-events/streak-for-tigers-thursday-15-august,2096,AR.html

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Raising money for

Zoological Society Of London

Zoological Society Of London

Charity Registration No. 208728

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is made up of a unique combination of scientific research, worldwide conservation and outstanding educational facilities at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos. Our mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Donations 22

A final little hurrah.

Donation by Anonymous on 12/11/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Because you poisioned my facebook feed with your press coverage, and that in itself is amazing!

Donation by Derrick Mulvana on 16/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Sweeeet!

Donation by Aeron on 16/08/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Bethan White on 16/08/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Jamie & Clare on 16/08/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Mum and Dad on 15/08/13

Donated on condition you don't take up naked climbing! There just isn't any cause worthy enough of that.

Donation by Larry and Amber on 14/08/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Don't forget the ears! Good luck!

Donation by Astrid on 14/08/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Go for it... Definitely want pictures.

Donation by Bond on 13/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Pictures or it never happened.

Donation by Nathaniel on 13/08/13

Donation by Niall H. on 10/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Could I request a calendar?

Donation by Marion on 10/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by David Sait on 09/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Here's hoping the weather's good that day!

Donation by Roger on 09/08/13

£10.00

Donation by Dan Simpson on 08/08/13

Hey mate, happy to support with the little I can spare, I can at least get you to 400£. You're doing great!

Donation by Bennett Gardiner on 08/08/13

On condition I don't see the pictures ;-)

Donation by Dave on 07/08/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Great cause!

Donation by The Baldry Family on 31/07/13

$50.00

Not sure you naked is an image I want Cameron! But good cause!!

Donation by Gary Mirams on 29/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by on 09/07/13

£30.00

Hope you don't freeze your toes off, or are shoes allowed?

Donation by Rebecca Gower on 02/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Go save those tigers!

Donation by Anonymous on 21/06/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£309.88
  • Offline donations£375.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£684.88
  • Gift Aid£47.50

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