Here are two of the TigerTeens in their pond shortly before their 2nd Birthday (2010)
Here's a picture of Sidani and Nasira at 11 months.
Our TigerPupsTMare growing big and strong. Above pics at 4 months old.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? WE DO!
In the last 3 years everyone has experienced the impact of a slower economy and higher fuel prices. Of course, Tourism takes a huge hit. The Zoo attendance had dropped dramatically and our biggest support comes from visitation from schools which had been effected by the gas prices. In 2007 we began Project Miracle where people could support animals to get us through the winter.
Allie and I are both Christians and we believe in the power of God and what God's word says. Hebrews 10:35 says: "Therefore you have need of endurance so that when you have done the will of God you will receive what is promised. But my righteous one will live by faith and if he shrinks back my soul has no pleasure in Him, for we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the persevering of the soul."
God is constantly trying to show himself to us and that He will care for us if we just trust in Him. The winter of 2007 came and went and we made it to spring of 2008 and all the animals were cared for, all the bills were paid and we never missed a meal. We then decided that we didn't want to continue just to "survive" so we began praying that God would change our circumstances, we set a date of August the 1st as a deadline for either staying open or closing the Zoo. On August the first we were on the Today Show, The Early Show and Fox News Network. What are we trying to say? God has a plan for everyone's life, things don't just happen with out a reason - You have to put your trust in Him and know that He has a plan for your life.
Our white tiger cubs born in July 2008 were rejected by their mother.
Our Golden Retriever, Isabella, happily took over the care and feeding and became a star overnight!
Tom, Allie, Isabella and the cubs were on the Today Show on September 19, 2008.
Check out the TigerPups Book Cover!
We were so proud when Isabella and the TigerPupsTM were chosen to be on Animal Planet's "2008: TheYear in Animals"
We were even spotted on The Oprah ShowTM
Sassy and Sterling (the cubs' mom and dad)