The first show I went to was the Tale of the Tiger: Big Cat Show. I thought I’d be able to get better photos of the cubs, since I wouldn’t be shooting them through the fence. However, most of my images during the show came out blury. I guess they were moving around to much…okay, I likely had the settings on the camera wrong. In the first image you can see how much bigger the full grown tiger is compared to the cub (it was hard to tell how big the cubs were in yesterday’s photo).
The coloring and pattern on these animals is just amazing. These cats came from the T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) Preservation Station in Myrtle Beach, NC. They apparently have a 50 acre preserve with over 60 big cats, monkeys, wolves, falcons and Bubbles the elephant. I wouldn’t mind visiting this place and going on one of their safari tours. It says in their brochure that it is the only place where you can meet the LIGER, the world’s largest cat. Well, that really isn’t accurate. Stay tuned tomorrow to find out why.