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Tigers

Description:

White with black or brown stripes or instead of white there can be orange

Habitat:

A sanctuary for tigers in myrtle beach where you can take pictures with monkeys or baby tigers

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4 Comments

thornton13
thornton13 2 years ago

I like animals

thornton13
thornton13 2 years ago

Nahsh

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Hi spracin! I suspect that this spotting was at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, unless there is more than one tiger attraction there. They not only display tigers for entertainment but also allow people to have their photos taken with tiger cubs. I volunteer at a rescue sanctuary for exotic carnivores and we have tigers, lions, cougars and other species of cats that have been abused, neglected and harmed. Most people have no idea at all of the harmful trade behind these "petting opportunities" and we try to educate people so they will not patronize these places. In addition, even small cats can harm a person. Young people have actually lost limbs and one young woman was killed by an older cat that was startled. They are, and remain, wild animals and cannot be domesticated like cats and dogs. The International Tiger Species Survival Plan has said that: "such actions place the viewing public at risk of injury or death, that there is no education message of value being delivered, that such actions promote private ownership and a false sense of safe handling of exotic big cats, and that the animal itself loses its dignity as an ambassador from the wild." For those interested in more information, here are some links:

http://bigcatrescue.org/wp-content/uploa...
http://www.coalitionforanimals.org/enter...
http://ottawahumane.ca/position_statemen...
http://ottawahumane.ca/position_statemen...
Thanks for your posting as it gives us a chance to provide some education about this practice and I look forward to seeing your future postings.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Hi there spracin & welcome to Project Noah!
Thank you for sharing this - unfortunately I believe this is not a wildlife sanctuary (although that is what they would have you believe) but a commercial enterprise that "farms" tigers & other big cats for tourism & the entertainment business.

spracin0516
Spotted by
spracin0516

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012

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