Larsa Pippen in Swimsuit While Swims With Tiger at Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina 01-15-2021
Kim Kardashian’s former friend Larsa Pippen was clearly feeling fierce this week when she whipped up enough courage to go swimming with tigers.
The 46-year-old estranged wife of Scottie Pippen took her children on a trip Wednesday to the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina for a close encounters with the majestic cats and some inquisitive chimpanzees.
The animal sanctuary, which offers paid tours and meet-ups with the animals for visitors, is run by the controversial self-described conservationist Doc Antle, who was featured extensively in the 2020 Netflix docuseries Tiger King.
Larsa’s trip included a stunning encounter with two tiger cubs in a pool.
The cubs, named Bashkar and Balavan, were both as large as medium-sized dogs.
The reality star rocked a soft smile as she held one of the stunning striped creatures in her arms, while a helper lifted another cub up so that it could rest its head and massive paw on her shoulder.
Larsa was dressed appropriately to swim with tigers with a low-cut orange bathing suit that highlighted her cleavage.
The ribbed ensemble featured hazy black horizontal stripes to help her blend in with the majestic tigers.
In addition to the adorable cubs, Larsa wrapped her arms around a stunning adult tiger, Bodi, as it swam around the pool to cool down.
The former basketball wife didn’t betray any fear, even though the tiger’s jaws alone were as big as her head.
Larsa was joined by her family on the VIP trip, including Preston, 19, Justin, 16, and Sophia, 12, all of whom she shares with her Chicago Bulls star husband.
The group had a more relaxed encounter with a group of baby chimpanzees, including six-month-old Tara and 18-month-old Agnada.
As the safari’s website notes, chimpanzees have multiple times the strength of a human, even though they may appear smaller.
Adults tend to be particularly aggressive, and their strength can make them a lethal threat, though the juvenile’s Larsa’s family met were peaceful.
The social media star looked at peace as she cradled one of the furry chimps in her hands while it wrapped an arm around her neck.
She was dressed casually for the time outdoors with a pair of pale yellow sweatpants and a low-key white graphic T-shirt.
She also brought along a black backpack and kept her caramel-colored locks tied up in a tall top knot.
Preston, who wore an all-black set of sweats, also got to hold one of the chimpanzees, and he broke into a smile as it reached up to nuzzle his chin.