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, 2019 Rescued June 30, 2016 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, 2019 Rescued June 30, 2016 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...
Poppy Coatimundi

Poppy Coatimundi

Poppy Coatimundi was rescued along with 3 other coatimundis and an African crested porcupine from a roadside zoo that was closed down in 2019. She, like her enclosuremates, is playful and inquisitive. She enjoys rooting in the dirt for bugs and napping in the sun on one of her tall platforms. Currently, Poppy lives with Clover Coatimundi, and next door to Tulip and Daisy Coatimundi. Born June 30, 2016 Rescued June 30, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Poppy Came to the Sanctuary Poppy 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 Poppy can be quite bossy and has been known to try and pull the hair of her keepers if they aren't paying attention while cleaning. Poppy is brave and often the first in her enclosure to check out new enrichment or come up to a new person. Description Poppy is distinguishable from Clover due to having a notch in her right ear. She also has a smaller build than Clover who she lives with. Where in Sanctuary Poppy lives in Pear Orchard across the field from Willow Bobcat. Poppy shares her enclosure with Clover and they live right next door to Daisy and Tulip Coatimundi. In the winter,...
Pixie Serval

Pixie Serval

Pixie was found wandering in the woods outside of Boston, MA 4th of July weekend 2021. It is unclear as to how she ended up there. Her small stature makes her our smallest serval now but her ears make up for it! She is inquisitive and has settled into the sanctuary life like she has lived here forever and we are thrilled to offer her, her forever home. Born August 3, 2020 Rescued August 3, 2021 Adopt Me Life StoryPictures How Pixie Came to the Sanctuary Pixie was found wandering in the woods outside of Boston, MA on 4th of July weekend, 2021. Animal control picked her and the other two cats, she was found with up. After a stay at another facility where she did her quarantine and a physical was done on her, Pixie was flown to North Carolina and picked up by our animal care staff to bring her to her forever home. The other two cats she was found with, one including a hybrid, were also placed in new homes.  Personality We are still getting to know Pixie's personality as she settles into the sanctuary life. She is very inquisitive and enjoys sitting on the top of her highest platform and watching what is going on around her. She loves to come over and see visitors when they stop by and on sunny afternoons, she can often be found napping in the shade under a platform. Description Pixie is quite petite, weighing in at 14 pounds, knocking Zoey out of the top spot for being the smallest serval. She has the largest ears we have...
Willow Bobcat

Willow Bobcat

Willow Bobcat is currently our youngest animal here at the sanctuary. Willow was born in the wild and orphaned. It is unclear what happened to her mom, but the rehabilitation facility that originally took her deemed her unreleasable due to her seeking out humans. This behavior is not conducive to a safe and successful reintroduction to the wild. Though we would have loved for her to live in the wild, we are committed to giving her the best life possible here at Carolina Tiger Rescue. We are excited to see her grow and thrive under our care. Born April 13, 2020 Rescued August 15, 2020 Life StoryPictures How Willow Came to the Sanctuary In August of 2020, Carolina Tiger Rescue got a call from a partner sanctuary in the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance. A five-month-old female bobcat was in need of a home. The bobcat was found on the side of the road in Illinois with her brother in early May. The mother was nowhere to be found and the kittens had blood on their fur. Thankfully the blood was not from the kittens. An animal rescue group found the kittens and brought them to the rehabbers at TreeHouse Wildlife Center. Unfortunately the brother didn’t make it, but the little girl grew up healthy and strong. They worked for many months to wean the kitten and to keep her away from human contact as much as possible. Then it was time to move her and two other rehab bobcat kittens out into the prerelease enclosure. The other two bobcats scurried away but this little one decided that she would...

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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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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