Tigers on the Oregon Coast?

During my trip to the Redwood Forest in Northern California this past weekend I covered almost 800 miles and buckets upon buckets of rain. I wasn’t able to break out the camera as much as I had liked and a few other plans had to be put on hold due to the bad weather. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun right?

The good news is that I was able to snap a few photos which are slowly being posted over at my other site MayfieldVisuals.com and I finally got to see the Redwoods. I’ve lived so close my whole life and never got around to seeing these magnificent trees. To think that that we are still cutting down some of these pieces of history and things of beauty is mind boggling. If you get a chance I HIGHLY recommend you take the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway through the forest. There are tons of places to stop and admire the forest.

Ok, so on to the Tigers right?

Me feeding a baby tiger

In Bandon Oregon there is a place called the West Coast Game Park and it’s full of exotic and some not so exotic animals. They have everything from goats and llamas to lions and tigers and bears…OH MY! Among some of those animals are a few babies. In this case, a pair of 20 month old Bengal Tigers who are named Sergeant and Sheriff. I will admit they are damn adorable! The best part? You get to play with them! Who knew on the Oregon coast you would be able to hold, play with, and feed baby tigers?

Now if any of your know me I’m not exactly an advocate for zoos and caging animals. However, in this case I’ll make an exception. Bengal Tigers are on the verge of extinction and while they have two adults in captivity they were able to breed two baby cubs. The two cubs were healthy, active and seemed to be incredibly happy.  I can’t say the same for some of the other animals in the park, although this particular game park’s animals seemed to be a lot more active versus a major zoo.

If you do get a chance to stop by the Bandon Game Park I suggest you go in the fall. I was pretty much the only one in the park. There was another family of three but we both kept our distance and it was almost like a private tour. The cost per entry per adult was $16.

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