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Doc Antle’s Zoo: All You Need to Know

March 28, 2020
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Netflix’s ‘Tiger King‘ might focus on Joe Exotic, but we also see other big cat owners. One of the towering figures is Bhagavan Doc Antle, who runs T.I.G.E.R.S. and the Myrtle Beach Safari. When Rolling Stone ran a profile on Antle, they commented that the entrance to Antle’s facility is unassuming. It is almost designed to avoid too much attention, as Antle is more concerned with hosting and caring for the animals than drawing a lot of people.

That said, Doc Antle’s zoo does have tours which take place three to five days a week. Naturally, you might be curious to find out more about Antle’s zoo. We have got you covered in that regard.

Doc Antle’s Myrtle Beach Safari:

Doc Antle’s zoo’s address is stated as P.O. Box 31210, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Notably, as of March 27, 2020, they have announced that upcoming tours are not going to be canceled despite the lockdown advisories in place, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the official announcement assures visitors that all precautions for social distancing are being taken, and if someone wishes to reschedule their tours, they can contact the zoo administration. This obviously, brings us to the tours at Antle’s facility.

Myrtle Beach Safari Tours:

They include a 3 Hour Day Safari Tour, and a newly introduced Night Safari Tour. Both the tours cost $339 a person. This is the base price minus taxes and is subject to change depending on the season, and availability. Obviously, it costs extra to get photographs taken. If one combines the night and day safari tours, they get some incentives, including a $50 discount, per person.

This is part of the Wild Encounters Tour. There is also a Preservation Station Photo encounters tour, which costs “$100 for 1 person, plus $50 for each additional person (2nd, 3rd, and 4th persons). The fifth person is $100 more than the fourth, plus $50 for each additional person (6th, 7th, and 8th persons).” The two locations to choose from, include the Safari Lodge at the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve in South Myrtle Beach, and Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.

A Private Encounters Tour is also available, upon prior request, but no pricing is listed. The facility also offers a proposal or wedding package, for a uniquely customized wedding experience. This costs $1,000 plus taxes. Doc Antle also helps organize an African Safari for 10 days. However, no pricing is available on the site, but the experience sounds very enriching.

Myrtle Beach Safari Merchandise:

As is evident, most big cat owners try making a brand of their own. Doc Antle and his facility is already a brand. Thus, you can buy some merchandise at their shop. Several keepsakes seem to be available, with prices ranging from $20-$60.

Celebrities at Myrtle Beach Safari:

Since Myrtle Beach Safari is quite famous and provides a unique experience, Doc Antle’s facility has drawn the attention of many celebrities. Not one to miss out on the publicity, Antle maintains a record of the celebrities who visit, on Instagram. You can check out a post of Floyd Mayweather, the professional boxer, below.

It is clear that Antle goes to great pains to cater to the visitors and ensure they have a great time. You can check out American football player, Logan Thomas Sr.’s post, about the same, below.

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