Knowsley safari is a zoo. Tigers are the biggest moneymakers for zoos. Without tigers many zoos just won’t attract enough visitors to survive or to make profits. Breeding tigers is therefor essential for zoos. But zoos don’t want this out in the open, so they camouflage it. Their camouflage is mainly by using arguments about ‘saving the species’.
In this article the Knowsley safari focuses on the fact that there are just 550 Amur tigers left in the wild. It’s a logical bridge to announce the arrival of six-year-old Miron, an Amur tiger. People need to believe this is an important moment at Knowsley Safari.
As they say: Miron is part of an international breeding programme to try to help save the species from extinction. Which is the same argument tiger farms use, where thousands of Amur tigers live in captivity. And where hundreds of cubs are born each year.
The article says: “It is hoped that Miron will mate with female Sinda. If Miron becomes a dad, it gives the species a fighting chance of eventually flourishing in its natural habitat.”