Good Friday afternoon from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach!
Who says you need to go to Africa for a Safari?
T.I.G.E.R.S. is home to some of the world's most famous animal actors, stars of stage and screen. Dr. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle is the founder and director of T.I.G.E.R.S. and The Rare Species Fund. While growing up on a vast cattle ranch in Arizona, Doc raised and cared for every amazing wild and exotic animal he could get his hands on. His passion took him to mainland China and other parts of Asia where he studied for and received his doctoral degree in medicine.
He returned to the United States in the early 80's and created an alternative drugless therapy clinic utilizing meditation, diet and exercise programs. In 1982, Doc was introduced to a Siberian tiger cub by a zoo director. Doc was so amazed by the presence of the tiger that he asked if he might use the tiger at the end of one of his lectures to demonstrate how even the most powerful animals were greatly affected by their environment. One of the impressed audience members was the local head of Exxon Oil who invited Doc to present the tiger and his message outlining the dangers of environmental damage at an upcoming Exxon Convention. Needless to say they were blown away and an amazing partnership was born between Doc Antle and the big cats of the world.
Today, Doc is widely recognized as one of the foremost animal trainers in the world, having worked with thousands of animals, and traveled the globe promoting the education and conservation of some of our planet's most rare and endangered species.
Learn more about conservation efforts for tigers, ligers, elephants, orangutans, gibbons, apes and more. Visit www.myrtlebeachsafari.com/signup to get started on your own interactive tour while helping this amazing foundation!