Most people do not realize that we are in the midst of a mass extinction that is affecting every living thing on this planet. We are losing up to a dozen species of plant and animal every day. This rate is far faster than when the dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. A stunningly beautiful animal like a tiger captures people’s attention so they become more willing to learn about critical conservation issues. Tigers are an important living example of the environmental problems facing the world, which makes them the perfect wildlife ambassadors. Wild tigers are currently on the brink of extinction. Due to rampant habitat destruction and poaching we may be losing a tiger a day.
T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve and the R.S.F. (Rare Species Fund) are based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Home to some of the world’s most famous animal actors, stars of stage and screen. Here we have one of the most exciting animal adventures ever. This is a new kind of zoo that gives a fresh new look at wild animals living with man. It’s a zoo that comes to you.
During the one of a kind show, you see the animals interacting with their handlers who have developed a very special rapport with the animals. As you will see on the Safari in Myrtle Beach, it is a bond of lifelong companionship starting from the moment the animals are born. This is a very special kind of Wildlife presentation with the world’s rarest big cats. With T.I.G.E.R.S you will observe and learn about many rare and unique animals, in a new and completely different way. You will not see our animals sleeping or pacing in cages, as you may find in "traditional" zoos. Instead you will have a look at some of the most magnificent creatures on Earth up close and uncaged you can see and photograph the animals climbing and jumping and doing all the natural activities they would normally do in the wild. Why go to such great lengths? (Other than to see an actual Liger) Because at T.I.G.E.R.S. we feel that if people can get an up-close and educational view of these glorious beasts, they will be eager to learn of the plight of endangered species.
The unique colors of certain tigers attract an even greater amount of public attention. Therefore, Royal white and golden tabby tigers assume a more important role as ambassadors for conservation issues. We have found that after an up-close, uncaged experience with these tigers, people are willing to learn about the increasing global issues and possible solutions to save our planet’s biodiversity.
Many tiger conservation programs have focused their funding on the five remaining subspecies of tigers: Siberian, Indochinese, South Chinese, Sumatran, and Bengal. However, recent genetic evidence suggests that there are only two truly unique subspecies or types of tigers, Sumatran and Bengal. This should allow for a more unified conservation effort for tigers by eliminating the thinking that created a division in which conservation programs were more about National borders than about the Big Cats themselves. Tigers are residents of planet Earth and do not recognize man made boundaries. Present efforts may not be enough to save them, but while they are still here, tigers with their beauty and physical prowess are helping to conserve what biodiversity remains by assisting us as conservation ambassadors.
Instead of conquering the Earth we should protect it and all the plants, animals and waters that share this world with us.
The famous naturalist William Beebe once said,
"When the last individual of a race of living beings breaths no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again."
Help us save these beautiful animals by joining T.I.G.E.R.S. adopt an animal program and help make a difference. For more information contact T.I.G.E.R.S.