Good afternoon from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach. I hope you had a nice Easter Holiday and are enjoying Spring Break!!! Are you looking for something "different" to do this weekend? I urge you to visit T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation at Barefoot Landing or take the T.I.G.E.R.S. Wild Encounters Tour, located south of Myrtle Beach.
T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is a free living tiger exhibit. It is the fund raising effort for the rarest tiger on Earth, the Golden Tabby tiger. Here is your chance to see the World's Rarest Tigers, up-close and un-caged for FREE.
The Wild Encounters Tour is a guided walk through a fifty acre preserve, where you'll meet tigers, wolves, leopards, chimpanzees, orangutans, and other endangered species, many of them up-close and un-caged!
How much do you know about Tigers?
Pregnancy in the tiger:
Pregnancy in tigers is not obvious to the eye for the first two and half months, but in the last 10-12 days becomes detectable by the bulging abdominal area.
During the later part of pregnancy a wild tigress is particularly vulnerable to attack and starvation. Unlike the lioness, the tigress has no one to help hunt for food and evolution has helped overcome her vulnerabilities by making the duration of pregnancy brief.
The gestation period for tigers is 100 days, but ranges from 93 to 111 days. After this time she will give birth to a litter of between 1 and 7 blind cubs, the norm being 2 to 4.
In two extreme cases 7 cubs were recorded as being born in captivity, while a tigress was sighted in the wild with 5 cubs, all of similar age; these may well be record births.
Preparation for birth:
Wild females give birth once every 2 to 2.5 years. The interval between births is approximately three to four years, though should a litter of newborns die, a tigress is quite capable of producing another litter within only five months.
The cubs will be born in an area of heavy cover; this may be a cave, long grass, thick bushes, an overhanging rock, or a hollow log. Anywhere that won't flood, provides protection, shelter and a good degree of concealment will suit the purpose. – Source: http://www.lairweb.org
Whether it's this weekend or later on, I urge you to visit both of these Myrtle Beach Attractions. All proceeds from Preservation Station and the TIGERS Tour go to The Rare Species Fund and The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species. For more info, please visit www.myrtlebeachsafari.com.