T.I.G.E.R.S. – Frolicking, friendly and fun unlikely duo

Good afternoon everyone from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach!  If you read my posts, you know animals can become very close with members of another species.

Meet the frolicking, friendly and fun unlikely duo, Sutra & Varli!

In an unlikely match, this baby chimp and lynx cub have become the best of friends.

Varli, a 20-month-old chimpanzee and his nine-week-old pal Sutra, struck up the friendship at T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.

The pair spend their days chasing each other around the wildlife park, having a cuddle and even sleep side-by-side.

Director of the park, Dr Bhangavan Antle, told The Sun: 'It's a natural friendship.

'Varli gives Sutra the ability to have so much more adventure. He lives with him around the clock.'

It is not the first time friendly Varli has made an unlikely pal.

Earlier this year he was pictured having a great time with a five-month grizzly bear called Bam Bam in the same wildlife park.  
–  dailymail.co.uk Photo cred Barry Bland

A lynx is a medium-sized wild cat found throughout the Northern hemisphere. The colour of the body varies from light brown to grey and is occasionally marked with dark brown spots, especially on the limbs. They range about 5 kg (11 lb) (roughly the size of a large domestic cat) up to about 30 kg (66 lb).

Lynx haunt remote forests of North America, Europe and Asia. They have a beautiful thick fur which protects them from the frigid winters. Their large paws are also furry and hit the ground with a spreading toe motion, providing a natural snowshoe. All lynx are skilled hunters that make use of acute hearing (the tufts on their ears are a hearing aid) and eyesight so strong they can spot a mouse 75 m (250 ft) away.

Over the last decade T.I.G.E.R.S. have donated over 200 thousand dollars, as well as time, effort and expertise, to grassroots conservation programs in Asia and Africa. The money from the Wildlife tour goes directly to help save the Endangered Wildlife Species and preserve their natural habitats.  For information about T.I.G.E.R.S. visit, www.myrtlebeachsafari.com.


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