Bears at Tigers Preserve

cubs and girls

Join the Safari in Myrtle Beach where the Grizzly bear finds a home. T.I.G.E.R.S. welcomed this challenging commitment recently when we joyfully brought home Damascus the Grizzly bear. When he first arrived, he was the size of a shoe box and loved to just sit and be with you. Grizzly bears in the wild stay with their mothers for around two years while learning to survive. Dr. Bhagavan Antle and his staff love being parents Damascus and watching his crazy childhood antics. Grizzly bears are also considered a difficult animal to train due to their enormous size. A Kodiak grizzly can reach the amazing size of over 10 feet tall and 1200 pounds. Damascus has grown very quickly, at four years old he stands almost 7 feet tall and weighs over 600 pounds.

bear surfing

Damascus is kept company by Sadu, the Himalayan Moon bear. The Moon bear is easily recognized by perfect white V on its chest and by its head ruff (collar fur that stands out from the head and shoulders), Sadu loves the snow and cold because it is part of his natural habitat. 

The animals all live, work and play together with Doc and other trainers in a specially designed facility combining the latest in human and animal related technologies.  People often think it is dangerous to get so close to wild animals like these, but the handlers here at T.I.G.E.R.S. have been with these animals since they were cubs and have developed a special friendship based on love and respect.

For more information about Tigers in Myrtle Beach, visit

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