SALES of Dudley Zoo’s 2015 calendar have raised £700 for a charity that supports tigers in the wild.

The zoo has handed the impressive proceeds over to conservation charity 21st Century Tiger after copies of the calendar flew off the shelves.

The fundraising calendar featured photographs of some of the zoo's favourite species captured by keen amateur photographers.

Visitors snapped up the calendar from the Safari Shop, online via ebay, and through the zoo's landline with staff posting packages to Australia, USA and Germany.

Marketing manager, Andrea Hales, said:  “We always make a donation from sales of our calendar to a conservation project and this year’s version, which featured gorgeous shots taken by amateur photographers, has sold particularly well.

“We are delighted to be sending £700 to support critically endangered Sumatran tigers in the wild via the 21stCentury Tiger charity.”