New York: Have a penchant for the bizarre? Try taking a dip with tigers as a private zoo in the US is charging visitors $200 to spend half an hour swimming and playing with cubs. Visitors can spend half an hour swimming with tiger cubs like Tony, an eight-week-old tiger cub, for $ 200, at Dade City’s ‘Wild Things’ zoo outside Tampa, Florida.
The zoo charges an additional $10 for anyone who wants to watch the encounter. The $200 per person price includes a CD with photos and videos of the experience “in-cluding action shots and posed shots in the water with your cub,” according to the zoo’s Web site.
They also offer visitors the chance to swim with alligators, who have their mouths taped shut, which Stearns said was used as an educational opportunity. And none of the animals is made to do things they don’t want to do.