Montana Gordon, Rachel Terry, Maddison Hack (front) Jessica Edwards, Paige Lawton, Rhianna Nurse, Haidee Arnold, Abbey Madders and Maximus Smith (back) get some hands-on learning with Mohan on Tiger Island.
Montana Gordon, Rachel Terry, Maddison Hack (front) Jessica Edwards, Paige Lawton, Rhianna Nurse, Haidee Arnold, Abbey Madders and Maximus Smith (back) get some hands-on learning with Mohan on Tiger Island.

Goodwood students with wild cats

EIGHTGoodwood students experienced a school trip with a difference when theygot the chance to meet the tigers at Tiger Island in Dreamworld.

Montana Gordon was ecstatic to be able to get so close to a tiger.

“It was really cool to be around a tiger. Not many people get the chance to do that,” Montana said.

“But it’s upsetting to know they are going to be extinct.”

Rachel Terry said the trip had given her a new perspective on the tigers’ plight..

“Now that I’ve seen a tiger up close I don’t want to destroy the land or their habitat,” she said.

We need to be aware and respectful of the animals.”

he trip to Tiger Island was a part of the student’s school camp.

While at the island the students learnt about tigers in the wild from Tiger Island manager Patrick Martin-Vegue.

“There are only 3000 Bengal tigers in the wild and 400 Sumatrantigers. Around one to three animals are killed weekly by poachers andvillagers and regrettably they’re not going to last long,” he said.



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