Frolicking With Baby Tigers in Bandon, Oregon
As with any adventure, there’s a moment at West Coast Game Park where you ask yourself, "Is this such a good idea?" A slightly makeshift roadside attraction south of Bandon, Oregon, the park is also a breeding facility for big cats and other exotic animals. Enter a musky-smelling, sawdust-strewn enclosure, and suddenly a handler is shoving an outsized baby bottle into your hand and a real live Bengal tiger kitten is squirming around on your lap. Small children wait their turn, surrounded by herds of goats and deer. You have to give this place credit for helping to protect endangered predators, and not overprotecting the humans.