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
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
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
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."