Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tigers from Lion Country Safari, Florida

Lion Country Safari

#8567 Tiger (Panthera tigris)

The tiger is a solitary animal with a clearly marked territory which may extend up to 400 square miles.  It is very agile and swims well.  Tigers hunt at night, lying in ambush for a wide variety of prey including deer, buffalo, goats, and small mammals.

Photographer - David J. Boyle
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Lion Country Safari

#11993 White Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris)

The white tiger once inhabited the north and east of central India but was prized for its unique coat and hunted to near extinction.  Today the white Bengal tiger is bred only in zoos.  All tigers require an environment of dense forest and wild hoofed animals that make the bulk of their diet.  Unfortunately, most of their original range has been destroyed and all tigers are considered endangered.

Photographers - Alan and Sandy Carey

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Both of these postcards are unused and were bought in 2013.

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Lion Country Safari is a drive-through safari park located in Loxahatchee (near West Palm Beach), in Palm Beach County, Florida. Founded in 1967, it claims to be the first 'cageless zoo' in the United States.
In 2009, USA Travel Guide named Lion Country the 3rd best zoo in the nation.

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