Ligers are Grrrrrreat……………………… says Dr Bhagavan Antle. A liger is the offspring of a male lion and female tiger. Says Dr. Antle, "Ligers are extremely social animals. They are happy and content living with both lions and tigers. They also display genuine affection for their human handler’s and trainers. Contrary to popular belief, ligers are not a "man-made" creation. They are the result of a male lion and a female tiger that have been raised together and decide they like each other enough to breed."
Some argue that it is unethical and unnecessary to crossbreed different species and unethical breeders allow hybridization to occur because they are strictly profit driven. FALSE! Ligers are animal ambassadors. Our ligers have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for grassroots conservation of tigers and other endangered species by appearing in educational fund raising presentations.
Ligers capture people’s attention so they become more willing to learn about critical conservation issues. Presenting ligers in alternative educational situations like T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve allows people the chance to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of their critically endangered wild cousins.
"Following one of our stage presentations, or the Wild Encounters Tour at the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve, people often become more willing to learn about the increasing global issues of extinction and habitat destruction. We teach them that there are solutions to save our planet’s biodiversity. Seeing wild felines interacting in a personal way with their handlers and friends makes a positive impression on people. Working with these magnificent animal ambassadors has proven to be the most effective way to get our message of the importance of conservation on a global scale to the greatest number of people.”
You will be fascinated beyond belief when you visit this Myrtle Beach attraction. Come take a Carolina Safari at Preservation Station or the TIGERS Tour! More information is available at www.tigerfriends.com/about.html.
All proceeds from the tour go to benefit the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species.