Saturday 24 June 2017

Zoo streakers strip off for tiger fundraiser

Naked runners sprint through ZSL London Zoo as part of a fundraising event called Streak for Tigers, which raises money to protect tigers through global conservation projects
Naked runners sprint through ZSL London Zoo as part of a fundraising event called Streak for Tigers, which raises money to protect tigers through global conservation projects

Fearless fundraisers with a passion for endangered animals have earned their stripes by running naked through ZSL London Zoo.

Some of the runners opted for tiger-themed body paint or masks for the starkers sprint which aimed to raise cash for ZSL's work in helping to protect tigers through global conservation projects.

Zoo challenge events manager Ali Corbett said: "We're thrilled to hold such a daring and unusual event and we're hoping that by taking on this cheeky challenge supporters will help us raise even more funds for our work for wildlife."

The event took place at 8pm after the zoo had closed to the public, and the runners took to a 350m course around the central court.

The collective noun for tigers is a streak.

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