Tio Tiger

Tio Tiger

Tio Tiger [/et_pb_sidebar] 2021-4-3 Tio 22021-4-3 Tio 32021-4-3 Tio 12018-06-29 Kaari (13)2018-06-29 Kaari (11)2018-06-29 Kaari (13)2018-06-29 Kaari (22)2018-05-15 Tio pool (57) edit2018-05-15 Tio pool (57) edit2018-05-15 Tio pool (57) edit2018-05-15 Tio pool (69)2018-0509 Tio enrichment (32)2018-0420 Tio_mark riedy pic2018-05-15 Tio pool (68)2018-0418 Tio crop (107)2018-05-15 Tio pool (57)2018-05-15 Tio pool (54)2018-05-15 Tio pool (34)2018-05-15 Tio pool (43)2018-06-29 Kaari (11) BornFebruary 1, 2002 RescuedApril 6, 2018 Passed awayJuly 22, 2022 Tio’s Story Tio was an easygoing tiger.  Sometimes, he even let the vultures eat with him!  Tio embraced his new home from the moment he stepped foot into his outdoor enclosure, bounding out and playfully running around.  Tio enjoyed stalking those who work closest to him, but visitors could get to know this social cat, too.  He would often come up to greet tour guests.  If not, he could be easily seen lounging in his favorite shady area toward the middle of his enclosure.  Tio enjoyed tearing up enrichment and relaxing in his pool during the summer. Tio’s Passing July 28, 2022 A message from Assistant Director Kathryn Bertok: Sometimes it feels like when it rains, it pours. The Carolina Tiger Rescue family had to say another hard goodbye to a big personality. Tio Tiger had a physical a short while ago after appearing to not be feeling well. From his physical we found that he was in kidney failure. His blood values had changed dramatically since the year prior. We gave him some meds and a bunch of fluids in the hopes of making him feel better. We hoped the new regimen would make him comfortable, but we knew...
Yanaba Tiger

Yanaba Tiger

Yanaba Tiger [/et_pb_sidebar] 2020-3-21 Yanaba2020-3-21 Yanaba2018-05-18 Yanaba (4)2018-05-18 Yanaba (4)2018-05-18 Yanaba (2)2018-05-18 Yanaba (6)2018-06-01 more Yanaba (2)2018-06-01 Yanaba (11)2018-06-01 Yanaba (11)2018-0509 Yanaba move in (6) BornApril 6, 2007 RescuedApril 6, 2018 Passed awayJuly 12, 2022 Yanaba’s Story Yanaba was rescued along with three other tigers, Kaari, Shira, and Tio, from a facility in the southwestern part of the United States. Due to limited details and the ongoing situation, not much else is known about where the four tigers came from. Yanaba was a hard tiger to read most of the time. She was very stoic and it took time to figure out what she liked. One thing is for sure though, she enjoyed having Naveen as her neighbor when he was moved into an enclosure next to hers. She enjoyed chuffing to him and showing off for him. Yanaba’s Passing July 20, 2022 A message from Assistant Director Kathryn Bertok:   I come to you with sad news from the sanctuary. We have been closely monitoring Yanaba Tiger for an upset stomach and lack of appetite. A bit over a week ago, we got her under anesthesia so that we could perform a physical and give her fluids, stomach medications, and an enema to help make sure things were moving along. After a few days, she ate some food, and we were hopeful that she was on the mend. Unfortunately, the next day, she was back to looking uncomfortable and unwilling to take meds. After discussing our options with our vet and completing an ultrasound, we decided it was time to complete an exploratory abdominal surgery. During the surgery...
Bud Coatimundi

Bud Coatimundi

Bud Coatimundi was rescued from a roadside zoo in Canada that was closed down due to many violations. Bud was brought to Carolina Tiger Rescue along with 3 other coatimundis and an African Crested porcupine.  Born June 30, 2016 Rescued June 30, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Bud Came to the Sanctuary Bud was rescued from a roadside zoo that was closed down in Canada in the summer of 2019. The animals at the roadside zoo were evidence in a court case for about 2 years which meant Carolina Tiger Rescue could not talk about the animals we received from that rescue during that time. The case has now been resolved which means the animals have been permanently placed with Carolina Tiger Rescue and we can now tell about their story. Personality Bud is by far one of our more social coatimundis. He loves to come up to the fence to greet visitors but can be a bit skittish with loud noises and quick movements. He loves enrichment and spends most of his time in the outdoor portion of his enclosure. Description Bud is larger than the girl coatimundis and is distinguishable by his stalky build. He also has a shorter tail than the other coatimundis. Where in Sanctuary Bud currently lives in an enclosure in Elm Grove. He is next door to the 3 serval girls, Stevie, Queen, and Cher and has access to inside and outside shifts. Roadside Zoos Bud Coatimundi came from a roadside zoo. Roadside zoos are zoos that pop up on the side of the road to draw in tourists. Most of these places lack...
Tulip Coatimundi

Tulip Coatimundi

Tulip Coatimundi was rescued with 3 other coatimundis and an African Crested porcupine from a roadside zoo in Canada that was closed down in 2019. Tulip has really come out of her shell over the last couple of years since she came to the Rescue. She is much more independent than the others and is always observing what is going on. Born June 30, 2016 Rescued June 30, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Tulip Came to the Sanctuary Tulip was rescued from a roadside zoo that was closed down in Canada in the summer of 2019. The animals at the roadside zoo were evidence in a court case for about 2 years which meant Carolina Tiger Rescue could not talk about the animals we received from that rescue during that time. The case has now been resolved which means the animals have been permanently placed with Carolina Tiger Rescue and we can now tell about their story. Personality Tulip has become quite the confident coatimundi in her time here at the Rescue. She loves being outside and, on any day that is even a little warm, you will find her digging in the dirt and climbing on her structures. She is quite independent and enjoys watching everything that is going on. Description Tulip is distinguishable from her enclosure mate Daisy because she is smaller than Daisy. Tulip is also a white-nosed coatimundi whereas Daisy is a South American coati, so they are two different species. Tulip is darker with mostly black fur, while Daisy has tan fur.  Where in Sanctuary Tulip lives in Pear Orchard across the field from Willow...
Clover Coatimundi

Clover Coatimundi

Clover Coatimundi was rescued with 3 other coatimundis and an African Crested porcupine from a roadside zoo in Canada that was closed down in 2019. Clover, though spunky, is much more reserved than the other coatimundis that came from that rescue.  Born June 30, 2016 Rescued June 30, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Clover Came to the Sanctuary Clover was rescued from a roadside zoo that was closed down in Canada in the summer of 2019. The animals at the roadside zoo were evidence in a court case for about 2 years which meant Carolina Tiger Rescue could not talk about the animals we received from that rescue during that time. The case has now been resolved which means the animals have been permanently placed with Carolina Tiger Rescue and we can now tell about their story. Personality Clover is much more reserved than the other three coatimundis she was rescued with. She likes to follow instead of lead and can be quite shy. She does love enrichment but is rarely the first to check it out. Description Clover is bigger than Poppy, who she currently lives with. Where in Sanctuary Clover lives in Pear Orchard across the field from Willow Bobcat. Clover shares her enclosure with Poppy and they live right next door to Daisy and Tulip Coatimundi. In the winter, the coatimundis, like the kinkajous, are moved into indoor housing that is heated. Roadside Zoos Clover Coatimundi came from a roadside zoo. Roadside zoos are zoos that pop up on the side of the road to draw in tourists. Most of these places lack proper facilities to adequately...

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4684 (919) 542-4454 info@carolinatigerrescue.org

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  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

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Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary.

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Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching "kids" of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our "Kid for a Day" Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

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Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.