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About T.I.G.E.R.S.
The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species

The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species is a wildlife education organization, dedicated to promoting global conservation with informative, educational and entertaining interactive programs. Our animal ambassadors are important living examples of current worldwide environmental issues, helping us teach people about the importance of conservation and global biodiversity. T.I.G.E.R.S. also works closely with international wildlife conservation projects in Africa and Thailand. In addition to providing much needed funds for these programs, our personnel have been involved in field research as well. Our TIGERS Preservation Stations help make all of this possible as we entertain and educate the public about the importance of wildlife and our environment. Through our appearances on the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and NBC's Tonight Show we are able to reach hundreds of millions of people with our educational message of the importance of wild animal conservation.

Welcome to the world of T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species). Home to some of the world’s most famous animal actors, stars of stage and screen. Here we have one of the most exciting animal adventures ever. This is a new kind of zoo that gives a fresh new look at wild animals living with man. It's a zoo that comes to you.

T.I.G.E.R.S. was founded by Dr. Bhagavan Antle. He is one of the World’s foremost trainers of big cats and other exotic animals. Doc Antle’s animal actors have appeared in over 500 films, television shows, commercials and advertisements worldwide.You have seen some of these animals in great films such as Ace Ventura, Forrest Gump, Dr. Dolittle, Mighty Joe Young and many others.

Our animal actors include the worlds largest variety of rare and exotic cats as well as many other animal actors. Some of these animals are the rare Golden Tabby Tigers, Siberian & Bengal, Tigers, Panthers, Leopards, Royal White Tigers, Lions and Jaguars.We even have one of the most unusual animals in the world, the Liger. This Gentle Giant is over 11 foot tall and 900 lbs. and is a cross between a male lion and female tiger. Our famous Rafiki Baboons Co-Star in Ace Ventura with Jim Carrey and in Mr. Magoo with Leslie Nelson as well as Jungle Book. Bubbles the elephant starred in Dr. Dolittle and Ace Ventura when Nature Calls.

Close Personal Contact with the Animal Actors, years of film and TV Experience, Thousands of Live Performances and On Screen and a collection of the WORLD’S RAREST SPECIES makes T.I.G.E.R.S. the foremost provider of exotic animal actors for all media. We can offer rare and exotic species for all occasions from anteater to zebras, baboons to yaks. The animals have been hand raised by Doc Antle and his trainers since they where young. The animals all live, work and play together with Doc and other trainers in a specially designed facility combining the latest in human and animal related technologies.

All of the animal actors can be seen up close and uncaged in close personal contact with their trainers. The trusted relationship they have with their handlers can be seen and felt by the audience. This makes them perfect for live shows or personal appearance. Because Dr. Antle and his trainers have hand raised these animals they are cooperative and safe which saves valuable production time and money. People often think it is dangerous to get so close to wild animals like these, but the handlers here at T.I.G.E.R.S. have been with these animals since they were cubs and have developed a special friendship based on love and respect. In fact, Dr. Antle and his partner Kheira have actually delivered many of the cubs in the enclosure with the mothers because of their special relationships. T.I.G.E.R.S. has a proven method of training these animals: Never treat them as pets, lots of tender loving care, and thousands of hours of one-on-one handling; we even live with the animals 24 hours a day.

During our one of a kind shows, you see the animals interacting with their handlers who have developed a very special rapport with the animals.It is a bond of lifelong companionship starting from the moment the animals are born. This is a very special kind of Wildlife presentation with the world's rarest big cats. With T.I.G.E.R.S you will observe and learn about many rare and unique animals, in a new and completely different way. You will not see our animals sleeping or pacing in cages, as you may find in "traditional" zoos. Instead you will have a look at some of the most magnificent creatures on Earth up close and uncaged you can see and photograph the animals climbing and jumping and doing all the natural activities they would normally do in the wild.Why go to such great lengths? Because at T.I.G.E.R.S. we feel that if people can get an up-close and educational view of these glorious beasts, they will be eager to learn of the plight of endangered species.

We hope that by creating this website the public will gain a new understanding and awareness of these and other endangered species. And hopefully help save them and the wild places that they live before they are lost to this world forever. We would like to leave you with this quote by naturalist William Beebe,

"When the last individual of a race of living beings breaths no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again."