China York & Ligers


China York is a liger expert who lives at Myrtle Beach Safari, South Carolina, USA. Myrtle Beach Safari is the most famous liger place on earth and China York is proudly part of this institution. In fact China York is working at Myrtle Beach Safari for more than one and a half decades. She works as an Animal Trainer and animal caretaker at Myrtle Beach Safari. China York has helped the authorities at Myrtle Beach Safari to raise a lot of ligers from being little cubs to massive big cats. China York has more than 15 years of experience with the big cats which specifically include ligers, tabby tigers, white tigers, Bengal tigers, Siberian tigers and Sumatran tigers as well. Myrtle Beach Safari is also affiliated with Rare Species Fund (RSF) and The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S) while China York actively manages and participates within these affiliated organizations as well.

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China York is a Liger Expert at Myrtle Beach Safari, South Carolina, USA.
China York works as a Liger Expert and an Animal Trainer at Myrtle Beach Safari, South Carolina, USA. Photo Courtesy of 

Worlds’ most famous liger Hercules the liger is also raised by China York. China York has raised Hercules the liger when it was a small cub. There are numerous photographs of China York holding Hercules the liger when it was just a few weeks old liger. Along with other individuals who worked as a team with China York for raising Hercules the liger include Rajani Ferrante, Dr. Bhagavan Antle, Moksha Bybee and Chris Heidin. China York and Hercules the liger has appeared on many famous media documentaries as well, such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel and even Animal Planet as well.

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China York has raised Hercules the liger since he was a small cub.
Picture of China York with Hercules the liger. China York has raised Hercules the liger since he was a small cub. Photo Courtesy of  

The biggest moment for China York came when she appeared within Guinness Book of World Records along with Hercules the liger. It was during 2006, when Hercules the liger was declared the biggest cat on earth and China York appeared along with Hercules the liger as its trainer and caretaker. Hercules seemed to be very much calm and associated with China York throughout the pictures. China York was seen standing along with Hercules the liger and also tempting Hercules the liger to catch a piece of meat from the height of at least 11 to 15 feet above. Truly for both Hercules the liger and China York, it was one of the greatest of moments.

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China York & Hercules the liger have both appeared within Guinness Book of World Records for the year 2006.
Picture of China York with Hercules the liger. This Photo was published withing Guinness Book of World Records as well. Photo Courtesy of  

Another famous liger; which China York has raised is Sinbad the liger. Sinbad the liger is also the brother of Hercules the liger and it also weighs around 900 pounds. China York has also raised this liger from being a small cub to a complete massive big cat. Sinbad the liger has also appeared within a famous National Geographic documentary named as “The Ultimate Cat”. Sinbad the liger now lives at Florida and China York often visits & meets Sinbad the liger. Sinbad the liger lives at Jungle Island in Florida, along with its brother Vulcan the liger who also weighs more than 900 pounds as well.

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Sinbad the liger raised by China York.
Sinbad the liger who also weighs around 900 pounds is also raised by China York. Photo Courtesy of 

China York has raised more than dozens of liger cubs. Even recently during 2014, she was also snapped with world’s first and even rarest white liger cubs. White Liger cubs are born with a white male lion and a white female tigress and a litter of 4 white liger cubs was born at Myrtle Beach Safari South Carolina. Apart from that at Jungle Island in Florida (USA), China York was seen having a demonstration to school children about ligers while holding a liger at its hand. She even allowed those school children to actually pet a liger as well.

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Picture of China York with a Liger Cub. About dozens of liger cubs are raised by China York at Myrtle Beach Safari, South Carolina. Photo Courtesy of 

China York and Hercules the liger have regularly become the part of King Richards Faire which takes place at Carver, Massachusetts, USA. Hercules the liger and China York are both appearing at King Richards’ Faire for at least last 10 to 12 year. Recently at 2014, Hercules the liger has retired but many newer younger ligers are still regular part of this program and China York always represents ligers at the front stage along with its team. At King Richards’ Faire both China York and Hercules the liger appears at a program, called “Tales of the Tigers”. Apart from ligers China York also represents tamed tigers, lions and even Chimpanzees as well.

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China York with Hercules the liger at King Richards Faire at Carver, Massachusetts, USA.
China York and Hercules the liger has regularly appeared at King Richards Faire which take place at Carver, Massachusetts, USA. 

China York is a very dedicated and hardworking liger trainer. Ligers love her so much that you can even see her pictures in which she is having a ride on the top of ligers, swimming with ligers, kissing the ligers and even hugging & cuddling them. All of these trust in between a big cat such as liger and a human requires a lot of skill, professional handling and of course a love for caring. China York has all these skills and that’s the key reason that ligers which she has raised have developed a greater trust with China York.

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China York Riding on the Back of Hercules the liger.
Picture of China York riding at the back of the liger. China York is often seen cuddling, kissing and hugging big cats such as ligers, tigers, leopards and lions etc. Photo Courtesy of