Good sunny, beautiful day from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach!
Last week, I wrote about making memories at T.I.G.E.R.S. and Preservation Station in Myrtle Beach. 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. It's your chance to see the World's Rarest Tigers, up-close and un-caged for FREE. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. Come visit T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and see these animals playing and relaxing in an outdoor environment. You will see Bengal tigers, Siberian tigers, Royal White Bengal tigers and the rarest tiger in the world, the Golden Tabby tiger.
This week, someone sent me a picture that I just have to share:
The baby tigers that just arrived at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge are turning heads everywhere. Not just because they are adorable but also due to their unique stripes. Rather than the traditional black stripes, the golden tabby tigers display light brown striping and the snow whites have almost NO stripes at all. (Photo credit to Stephanie Frazier, KLTV Community)
T.I.G.E.R.S. and Preservation Station are part of The Rare Species Fund. They were established to provide funding to critical, on the ground, international wildlife conservation programs, thereby complimenting the educational messages and field research of T.I.G.E.R.S.. The Fund receives its financing base through a percentage of revenues taken in by T.I.G.E.R.S., the generosity of donations from exhibit guests, and the general public. Specific projects where our funding has made a real difference include:
1. The Raptor Research Program of the Endangered Wildlife Trust in South Africa.
2. The Savannah Cheetah Foundation in South Africa preparing captive bred cheetahs for wildlife education programs.
3. A National Geographic research team used our trained animal ambassadors to learn how to fit grizzly bears and lions with video collars so that, for the very first time, research could be carried out from the animals point of view on its routines.
4. The RSF has invested in the planting of trees to replenish the rainforest located in the vicinity of Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Indonesian Borneo as part of the Orangutan Foundation International's Forestry Restoration Program.
5. T.I.G.E.R.S. helped The Smithsonian Institute to take battery operated televisions into the South American rainforest to show remote villages and rural populations a short film of the beauty of jaguars and other South American mega fauna. The film was shot using Inca, an adult male jaguar raised at T.I.G.E.R.S.. He has such a close bond with his trainers that he was allowed to swim and play freely along rivers in South Carolina for the production of this beautiful film.
Please visit, support and join T.I.G.E.R.S. and the R.S.F in their worldwide education and conservation efforts. For more info, go to