Good day from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach!! Where can you experience the greatest hands-on, up-close and un-caged animal tour?
The T.I.G.E.R.S. Wild Encounter Tour is a guided walk through a beautiful 50-acre preserve. The state-of-the-art facility offers the ideal setting that ensures the animals’ comfort and the visitors’ safety. On the Wild Encounter Tour you will interact with our uncaged apes, orangutans, and chimpanzees; watch tigers swim; meet our gray wolves and get the feel for our “cubs” on your lap.
You will also meet Bubbles the elephant who became a member of the family in 1984. The "little girl" is now 27 years old and over 9 feet tall, weighing almost 4 tons. She loves to go for rides through the countryside, while browsing on greenery, and swimming in the inter coastal waterway which is next to her home. Bubbles has a very affectionate relationship with everyone since she works very little, unlike a circus elephant. Bubbles has had her moments of fame though. She has starred in Ace Ventura II, Malaika – HBO Special Movie, a Janet Jackson video and even some magazine photo shoots and ads. They would never trade these last 20 happy years; the moments and memories will last a lifetime.
Enjoy this timely article:
Chendra, an Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, likes to take morning walks with her handlers. One day, she stopped by the zoo's Steller Cove. There, a sea lion named Gus came out to greet her. The result? A super cute photo-op sure to brighten anyone's day.
According to an email from zoo spokesperson Michael Dunham, this photo was taken in 2007 and was not digitally manipulated in any way. Dunham told The Huffington Post that the elephants aren't walked around in the morning anymore.
African and Asian elephants face danger due to poaching, hunting, habitat destruction and mistreatment in captivity, but there are numerous conservation groups worldwide that advocate for elephant protection.
On Aug. 12, the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation celebrated its first World Elephant Day, an international day of awareness.
In the wild, threats to sea lions include pollution, habitat degradation, illegal hunting, and boat strikes or entanglement in fishing equipment, according to the Oregon Zoo website.
Sea lions are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, but sometimes fishermen will shoot and kill them for interfering with their salmon catch. The Huffington Post | Posted: 08/16/2012
Bubbles the Elephant lives at the 50 acre T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with over 100 other animals. Bubbles and her other animal friends are part of a wild life conservation effort called The Rare Species Fund.
The Founder and Director, Dr. Bhagavan Antle works closely with international wildlife conservation projects in South America, Africa and Thailand. In addition to providing much needed funds for these programs, our personnel have been involved in field research as well.
Go online and visit www.myrtlebeachsafari.com for more information about the Rare Species Fund, the tour and Tigers Preserve. Come to see the White Tigers, a liger 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.