Good Wednesday morning from T.I.G.E.R.S.! I spoke to the tour director yesterday and they are happy to say they are selling out every day. If you live here or are visiting, this is a must see! It offers families the opportunity to see tigers up close, meet a tiger or an ape in person and the opportunity to pose with one of the animal ambassadors for a photo. They are open from mid-March to mid-October and information can be found by visiting www.myrtlebeachsafari.com or calling (843) 361-4552.
Please enjoy our guest blogger, Dan:
There are a bunch of tigers in Cincinnati…the thing is, they are football players, not animals. The Bengals in Cincinnati were the invention of former player and coach Paul Brown who formed the Bengals after being dismissed as the long-time head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Brown obviously wanted to create a fierce image for his players and picked the Bengal tiger for it.
The Bengal tiger is the most numerous of the tiger species and resides primarily in India and Bangladesh. The Bengal is one of the largest species of tiger, with the heaviest known Bengal being killed in 1967 weighing 857 lbs. and measuring 127 from head to tail. On average, Bengals can weigh around 600 lbs. and measure between 110 and 120 inches.
Like most tigers, poaching has been a problem, their gorgeous coats are prized and ancient eastern medicine touts the benefits of exotic potions made from ground-up tiger bones. . The Bengal has also been referred to as a man-eater and there is documentation that some Bengals were hunters of humans who encroached into their habitat. For all of these reasons, tigers were hunted and destroyed and today, sadly the Bengal tiger is an endangered species.
At T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve in Myrtle Beach, you can experience these magnificent creatures up close and personal including getting your picture taken holding a tiger cub. So the next time you’re thinking about seeing some tigers play, come to Myrtle Beach and enjoy the real ones.