Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
T.I.G.E.R.S. Myrtle Beach Reviews
TIGERS- truly an exotic and rare experience Sep 06, 2008
The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) provided a great experience for us on a recent trip to SC. This hands-on experience allows visitors to get up close and personal with the "animal ambassadors" at the reserve. The trainers and staff there help guests to learn to handle the animals appropriately and take great pictures of guests interacting closely with the animals.
On the day we were there we interacted with lion and tiger cubs (holding them, stroking them, nuzzling their noses), birds like hawks and owls, and a variety of monkeys such as orangutans, gibbens, and chimps. We also viewed wolves, ligers, tigers, alligators and linx cubs
at rest and play.
Past guests have had interaction with elephants, tigers, and a variety of other exotic animals. Guests are treated with a variety of snacks and drinks free of charge throughout the tour and a beautiful keepsave dvd of photos at the end of the tour. The foundation's goal is to preserve natural environments for the animals and protect animals from extinction. IT is a wonderful and fun educational opportunity. On our tour guests ranged in age from elementary age school children to senior citizens (all were able to walk on their own without difficulty- I'm not sure what mobility or age restrictions may apply) and significant rest breaks were included. The tour moved at a comfortable pace and we were never bored!
It cost approximately $150/per person for a 3 hr tour and $50/group for a dvd of photos that you may reprint on your own. The cost was well worth it for the experience and interaction they provided us!
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