Tigers are a noble and necessary part of the circle of life, the circuses of Vegas, and the complete breakfast that's not only good, but grrrrrrrrand. Hail to the jungle's first king with today's Groupon: for $27, you get a one-year adopt-a-tiger membership and a six-pack of Fizzy Izzy root beer at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary (a $55.25 total value). The tiger sanctuary rests near the Crown Valley Winery, which is tucked away in the rolling hillsides of Sainte Genevieve County, about an hour south of St. Louis.
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, a USDA–approved big-cat rescue facility, plays motherly host to a roaring family composed of five tigers and a lone lioness with a sultry swagger. Adopting philanthropists can align with their striped or unstriped spirit animal, choosing from noble felines such as the elder Mohan—a white male tiger with blue eyes, a pink nose, and a natural screen presence—or Raja—the relentlessly caring mother of sisters Gracie and Thor.
The full membership package (a $50 value) grants adopting adorers a subscription to and recognition in the sanctuary's quarterly newsletter "Pug Marks," plus a certificate of adoption, an 8"x10" photograph of their furry friend, a fact sheet detailing the state of feline affairs, a window decal, a plush stuffed tiger, and four tickets to a general tour of the sanctuary. Oozing fact snacks, the 30-minute guided tour bridges man-beast relations thanks to the facility's resident experts, who provide tiger-tickling insights on conservation and what it means for humans, tigers, and the dexterous blue birds that dress our children daily. To maximize purring probability, all proceeds accrued from each membership go directly toward supporting the tiger or lion of choice, translating into a life defined by a steady meals and a constant stream of comprehensive care.
In addition to getting to know their respective adoptee over coffee and raw meat, members receive a six-pack of Fizzy Izzy root beer (a $5.25 value), a bubbling thirst-quencher named after Izzy, a young siberian/bengal mix. And while Izzy's brew may not promise the same results as certain fizzy, levitating drinks, experts agree that it can cause consumers to burp or possibly change the world.
- Its focus is on big cats, currently housing five tigers and one lioness. The cats in their care had previously been abused, neglected, or nearly euthanized, but are now healthy, thriving animals, each with their own unique personality. – Jaelyn Jamik, Examiner.com