Good afternoon from T.I.G.E.R.S in Myrtle Beach! I was looking for content this morning and found this really neat article from a local site:
The national ad campaign “Be Together, Not the Same” has gone viral for its humorous and touching video clips showing animals of different species playing and cuddling together. Four of the featured performers hail from right here on the Grand Strand at the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and Myrtle Beach Safari.
If you haven’t seen the commercial, which was unveiled during the Super Bowl, it’s worth Googling. The 18-second mark shows Suryia the orangutan playfully chasing Roscoe the blue-tick hound, followed by Bella the black lab diving into the Intracoastal Waterway from the back of Bubbles the elephant. The ad closes with Roscoe standing beside Suryia, who performs a flawless Nestea plunge onto the lawn at T.I.G.E.R.S, which stands for “The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species.”
You can see this kind of inter-species behavior and more at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station and Wild Encounters Preserve. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway in the Socastee section of Myrtle Beach, this 50-acre property looks like a scene out of the African wilderness. The swampy Lowcountry terrain is home to a wide variety of wild animals, including apes, leopards, wolves and, of course, the namesake tigers.
Many of the animals are members of endangered species, rescued and sent to the preserve to help keep the bloodlines alive. T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve is one of the few certified animal breeding facilities in the United States so there is a good chance your tour will include an up close and personal encounter with a tiger cub or an infant orangutan. Handlers and audience members hand-feed the cuddly creatures with super-sized baby bottles of milk. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to connect with another species in such an intimate way and setting. –
For more information or to book your safari, call 843-361-4552 or visit the website at www.myrtlebeachsafari.com.