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Hundreds streak around London Zoo to support tigers

Around 200 people have streaked through London Zoo to help raise money to protect tigers.

WARNING: Video footage contains some nudity.

Some of the runners wore tiger-style body paint while others had nothing more than their trainers on as they raced around the zoo.

The run supports the Zoological Society of London's global conservation projects and was the third Streak for Tigers event.

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'Esso tiger' Tango saved from death by wildlife park

A former "Esso tiger" has been rescued by a wildlife park in Lincolnshire.

Tango featured in the Esso adverts with the slogan 'Put a tiger in your tank'. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park/PA Wire

Eighteen-year-old Tango had been earmarked for destruction in Belgium along with his partner Julia after the two tigers were seized from a German circus last year.

The eighteen-year-old tiger went straight to bed when he arrived at the park. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park

The pair were rescued following a campaign by Neil Mumby and his team of keepers at Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park in Lincolnshire.

Tango and his partner Julia have settled in to their new home and are ready to take on the park's visitors. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park

"They are doing really well. They've had a long journey and just like us humans, they get tired, so they went straight to bed when they got here", Mr Mumby said.

Family set up memorial fund after tiger tragedy

The family of a woman who was mauled to death by a tiger has thanked the public for their support and sympathy.

Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park, in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria on Friday afternoon.

The family said in a statement released through Cumbria Police:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the valiant efforts of Cumbria Ambulance Service, the North West Air Ambulance and the Royal Preston Hospital.

Investigations are ongoing and it may be some time before a full picture emerges of what happened and how this tragic accident came to pass.

In memory of Sarah we are supporting her greatest passion, red squirrel conservation. With this in mind, should you wish to contribute to Sarah's Memorial, a donations page has been set up which ensures your money will reach conservation efforts that Sarah was involved in.

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