Vladivostok Celebrates the Amur Tiger
Established in 2000, the annual tiger festival in Vladivostok, Russia has gone from strength to strength. Held on the last weekend of September each year, the 2015 event was a colourful celebration of the Amur tiger.
On September 27, 2015, 10,000 people took part in a traditional carnival procession devoted to Tiger Day.
At noon costumed parade units representing local schools, kindergartens, businesses, governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations and children’s activity centres began moving down Okeansky prospect to the central city square. Every year, the participants compete using any and all possible methods such as colourful tiger costumes, masks, balloons, posters, conservation slogans to encourage people to save Amur tigers and other wildlife in the Russian Far East. This year, spectators were amazed by the creativity, originality and imagination of the parade participants.
There was plenty to see and do with a rock concert and contests for children organized by the TigerTime funded Phoenix Fund, including “The strongest tiger”, “The cunning tiger” and “The hungriest tiger” with a tug-of-war.
This amazing annual event encourages support and understanding for the Amur tiger and is a powerful demonstration of the passion felt for this amazing big cat.
You can find out more about our work to protect the Amur Tiger here