Greetings again from T.I.G.E.R.S. and Preservation Station in Myrtle Beach!
What would you do if you came face to face with the largest known cat on earth? You probably won't ……unless you happen to be in Myrtle Beach at an interactive animal preserve and tour. T.I.G.E.R.S., (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species ) is a wildlife education organization, dedicated to promoting global conservation with informative, educational and entertaining interactive programs. . The Director, Dr. Bhagavan Antle works closely with international wildlife conservation projects in South America, Africa and Thailand.
Yes, you will meet this large cat called a liger. A liger is a cross between a lion and a tiger and 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.
What else can you meet at T.I.G.E.R.S.? Adult tigers and baby tiger cubs! Many people do not realize this, but cubs weigh around half a pound at birth and can fit in the palm of your hand. As they begin to grow, they gain a half a pound a day, on average, for the first couple of years of their life. This means that a 1-year-old cub weighs close to 300 pounds.
Want more? Can anyone imagine an orangutan being friends with a dog? Is it even possible? With Suryia and Roscoe it is! Dogs and orangutans rarely meet, and when they do, they are naturally shy around each other. But when Suryia the orangutan first meets Roscoe, a stray dog, they become best friends from the start.
Go online and visit www.myrtlebeachsafari.com for more information about the Rare Species Fund, the tour and Tigers Preserve. Come to see the ligers and other amazing animals in Myrtle Beach 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.