Good sunny afternoon from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach, SC. It's been a few weeks since we were out at the Preserve and I haven't written about it yet. It's alway wonderful and our last visit was no exception.
After passing a few homes on a gravel road, we turned into the parking area and approached the 8-foot-high gate. We parked and waited. It was a little early in the morning for me so I sat quietly, sipping my coffee. I wanted to be sure I finished it in case there were no other breaks during the tour. At exactly 9:15, the gate slowly opened and we were instructed by the trainers to leave our cars and enter the gates.
As we checked in inside the reception area, we were offered some of the most wonderful coffee I'd ever tasted. It was a real treat!
Once outside of the reception area, we were introduced to a Guiness Book of World Records-holder-900 lb, 12-feet-long male liger named Hercules and then on to another exhibit area where we met Bubbles the 26 year old, 9 feet tall, almost 4 tons.elephant. Again, we were treated to a beverage (yummy tea) and some awesome vegetarian snacks. It was delightful.
We followed the trainers to the area where the chimps were hanging out and had our picture made.
Our mouths dropped wide open at the sight of these amazing animals. As we were leaving that area, we were offered fresh fruit. It was almost time for the tour to be over so we entered a covered place to sit and watch Bubbles, Roscoe the dog and some of the orangutans play in the swimming pool with the trainers.
We had originally planned to go to lunch after the tour but we were both very full and satisfied.
Did I mention that during the tour, we also frolicked with an Asian bearcat and fed a cute baby tiger cub with a baby bottle?
T.I.G.E.R.S. and Preservation Station, located in Myrtle Beach remain popular attractions. When you take the tour, you are not only witnessing an amazing animal show, you are helping out with support, research and conservation projects for Endangered wildlife species and the rare species fund. For additional information, visit www.myrtlebeachsafari.com.