T.I.G.E.R.S. – Catasaurus Rex is One Big CAT!

Good Friday afternoon from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach.  The temps are much higher now and so is our excitement!  The 2014 season begin in just 22 days!  Make plans now to interact with big cats and other wild animals without a barrier.

Speaking of big cats, enjoy this story:

A 3-foot, 21-pound rescue cat nicknamed "Catasaurus Rex" now has a forever home after being found on the side of the road and rehomed twice.
 
When the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals advertised the massive feline last month, more than 50 people submitted adoption applications.
 
Pickles the catThe rescue decided that Andrew Milicia and his girlfriend, Emily Zarvos, would be a good fit for the feline, whose real name is Pickles.



Photo Credit: Barcroft USA
 
"When we first saw Pickles, he looked like such a beast, but he looked really cool. He's actually bigger than some dogs," Milicia told the Daily Mail. "It didn’t take him long to make himself at home and now he takes up most of the couch when he's laid out."
 
Pickles is thought to be part Maine coon, the largest breed of domestic cat. A Maine coon named Stewie currently holds the world record for longest cat.
 
"He doesn’t realize his size, so he'll knock things over all the time. He's so clumsy," Milicia said. "But it's like so hard to be mad at him. He thinks he's just like a little kitten still."
 
But at more than 20 pounds, Pickles isn’t always easy to handle.
 
"I struggle to pick him up sometimes because he weighs so much," Zarvos said.
 
Despite the difficulties in having such a large cat, Milicia and Zarvos say they can't imagine life without Pickles.
 
The large gray tabby loves to cuddle on the couch, get his nails trimmed and sleep with his new owners in their bed.
 
Although he has feline immunodeficiency virus, the shelter says as long as he stays indoors, he should stay healthy and live a long life.
 
"I'm so happy we have him,” Zarvos said. "He's the best pet you could hope for."
– By Laura Moss Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 2:47 PM

The Wild Encounter Tour is a guided walk through a beautiful 50 acre preserve, which is taken in the company of professional photographers taking photos and video footage to capture the experience for the guests. Visitors can interact with apes, orangutans, and chimpanzees, watch tigers swim, observe gray wolves, fly trained falcons and again have the chance to sit small cubs on their laps. In addition to this the tour comes across Bubbles the four ton African elephant and the Liger, which is a cross between a lion and a tiger and is the largest cat in the world.


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