We were delighted when Richard E Grant agreed to work on the project and that he was intrigued by the notion of vegetarian tigers fighting to save Tigeropolis. But just how good would such a serious actor be at mimicking elephant calls? And did he growl ? Yes, these were the key questions we asked ourselves when casting Richard to narrate our first Tigeropolis book – Beyond the Deep Forest. But we needn’t have concerned ourselves. The Swaziland born star of Game of Thrones, Jekyll & Hyde, Downton Abbey, Dr Who, Corpse Bride, Gosford Park and Withnail & I was the perfect choice for the reading. Read the rest of this entry
Richard is a keen advocate for tiger conservation and is also keen to have the opportunity to talk to children about tigers, conservation and the story behind how he came to write the Tigeropolis series.
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Tigers are losing their habitat and are very much under threat. There are probably just over 4,000 tigers left in the wild today. In just over a hundred years tiger numbers have declined by about 95%.
Tigers basically need three things – space to roam, sufficient prey to feed on and protection from poaching. People need to care enough to actually change things on the ground. Thankfully there are a number of organisations trying to help, including WWF, Born Free, TigerWatch Village Guardians and our friends at TOFTigers (www.toftigers.org).