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...
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,...
Daisy Coatimundi

Daisy Coatimundi

Daisy Coatimundi was rescued when she was around one year old. As with most one year olds, she is extremely inquisitive and active. She loves climbing, exploring her new home, and rooting around in the dirt for worms and bugs. Daisy is a South American Coatimundi. Born April 30, 2019 Rescued May 18, 2020 Life StoryPictures How Daisy Came to the Sanctuary One-year-old Daisy was relinquished to Carolina Tiger Rescue by a private owner who never intended to keep her as a pet. She was rescued in May of 2020. Personality Daisy is full of personality. She enjoys exploring and does not seem to be afraid of anything. She loves to root around in the dirt and hang out high up on her platforms. She is very inquisitive and must know what everyone is doing at all times. Description Daisy is a South American Coatimundi, so her coloring is much lighter than the White-Nosed Coatimundi species. Her fur is a khaki tan color with darker fur mixed in. Her tail has very distinct rings along it. Where in Sanctuary Daisy is currently living in Pear Orchard which is off tour. While she is very social, the hustle and bustle of the tour path is a bit much for her at this time. Pet Trade Coatimundis like Daisy are popular in the pet trade. These animals generally are very laid-back and docile which leads people to believe they are good pets. Coatimundis, however, are wild animals that should be and deserve to be in the wild. Coatimundis often suffer in homes and can often develop OCD behaviors. These animals are...

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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