January 28, 2023

The tigers’ favorite scent? Calvin Klein’s Obsession! (No, really – it’s in the article.)

Designer perfume is being used to spice up the love lives of two endangered Sumatran tigers at London Zoo.
Keepers at the Regent’s Park attraction hope to get Raika and Lumpur in the mood for love by dousing wooden hearts in a high street scent.
The hearts will stimulate the tigers’ keen sense of smell and their natural behaviour to mark their territory by rubbing against the smelly objects.

These strong smells increase the amount of time they spend exploring their territory and increases their social interaction [said Malcolm Fitzpatrick, Curator of Mammals.]
Mr Fitzpatrick said they used a range of …smells, from keepers’ Wellington boots to herbs and perfumes, to stimulate the tigers.

BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Purr-fume to get tigers turned on

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