A Zoological Society of London event in which 300 naked runners covered 300m around the zoo raised £60,000 for the charity’s conservation work with Indonesian tigers.
London Zoo said its Streak for Tigers event was named after the collective noun for the animal. Money raised will go to the charity’s field conservation projects in Indonesia, which work with the critically endangered Sumatran tigers, of which there are only 300 left in the wild.
James Wren, development director at ZSL, said the event was a huge success. "It was a really eclectic atmosphere," he said. "I’ve never seen so many people enjoying themselves. Everyone seemed so passionate about the cause."
Although some people were nervous at the beginning of event, once it got started they relaxed with some people even running more than one lap of the zoo, he said.
"The aim was to do one lap, but many people did several laps. I heard of some people doing seven or eight," he said.