What to Jim Carrey, Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks, Anthony, Hopkins, Bridget Fonda and many others have in common?
They all worked with the animals at T.I.G.E.R.S.
T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) is home to some of the world’s most famous animal actors, stars of stage and screen. Located tight here in Myrtle Beach, it’s 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.
Who has been inside VOGUE, MADEMOISELLE, MCCALLS, AND GLAMOR MAGAZINES?
The animals at T.I.G.E.R.S.
Where do Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, MGM, Exxon, Mercury and hundreds of other Companies get amazing animal actors?
T.I.G.E.R.S. of course! Look at their amazing credits!
From the Director, Dr. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle:
"We have a menagerie of incredible animals currently living at our facility including Lions, Tigers, Bears, Elephants, Eagles, and more. If we don’t have it, we can find it. Every animal from Anteater to Zebra, all hand raised and fully trained. We will provide you with the best animals to meet your needs, whether we own them or not. We are in close contact with all other animal rental companies, which allows us to offer our clients any animal available in the industry today, at no additional charge, for allowing us to coordinate the animals for their production. We feel that our extensive experience in owning and training a wide variety of animals qualifies us to properly coordinate animals, whether they are ours or not.
Animal Coordination in our opinion, is one of your most important considerations when staffing your production. You are about to trust the experience and common sense of an individual to bring wild animals onto your set and near your talent and crew. Upon locating a reputable animal company who you trust to provide all of your animal needs, we recommend you stick with that company.
Although that company may not own all the animals you may need, it usually saves your production money to allow one company to coordinate all animal action. (Sub-rental fees are handled between the individual animal companies resulting in no additional charge to the production.)
Shoot day is not the time to discover that your animal coordinator suffers from a lack of experience with the animal he or she sub-rented from someone else. It is also a bad time to learn about any special requirements that animal’s true owner and trainer might need to accomplish your shot. We highly recommend that the following questions be considered prior to hiring a company to coordinate your animals and animal stunts.
Does that person own any of the animals on your production ?
Has that person ever owned or trained the type of animal needed in your production ?
Has the company, that person might be sub-renting from, seen the story boards or script for your production?
Does that person have references, a credit and/or resume list, or a reel which includes work done with the types of animals or stunts needed in your production?
If the animal is sub-rented, will that person allow you to communicate with the animal’s actual owner and/or trainer?
Is that company self-insured and is that insurance available to your production ?
What is the name, history and credit list of the animal(s) that person intends to use in your production ?
Will that person be present on set throughout your production ?
Does that company have all the equipment ( in good working order) necessary to get the animal to your set and accomplish your needs when it is there ?
Does that company possess the state and federal permits and licenses to have those animals on your set ?
Will that person allow you to visit their facility and meet the animal(s) required by your production ?
Regardless of who you choose to supply your animal needs, our hope is that you have a safe and positive experience. We recognize that your final product is a direct reflection of our talent and our industry. We care about what you hope to accomplish!
Animal Stunt Work is a very serious and dangerous activity. We take great pride in accomplishing such stunt work while at the same time minimizing the degree of stress on both the animal and the production. Although we believe the stunt should be made to appear safe and effortless to the production and crew, it should also appear on film as it was meant to appear in the script. An animal attack should look like an actual attack, not an animal standing up and receiving food from its trainer ! We take great pride in our animal stunts which in turn makes your production safe and successful. Having accomplished some of the most exciting animal stunts on film to date, we feel extremely qualified to coordinate and accomplish all of your animal stunt needs."
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Want to meet the animal actors for yourself? You can at T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species); this is a one of kind Myrtle Beach Attraction. On this Carolina Safari, you will also see White Tigers, a liger and other amazing animals at one of the most exciting animal adventures ever. All proceeds from the tour go to The Rare Species Fund and The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species. For reservations, go to www.myrtlebeachsafari.com.