Beausoleil Cougar

Home»Species» Beausoleil, “Beau” for short, is now our youngest cougar. He was rescued at about 6 months old from Washington state. He is wild-born and is still getting used to living around humans. He is slowly warming up to his caretakers, but we are excited to see little bits of his personality starting to shine! Born July 17, 2018 Rescued January 17, 2019 Life StoryPictures How Nakobi Came to the Sanctuary Nakboi came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with Jericho Cougar, Roscoe and Camilla Tigers, and Roman and Reina Lions from Rescue One in Ohio. Rescue One decided to close its doors because they could not keep up with the changing laws regarding wild animal ownership in Ohio. They also were in financial trouble and could no longer afford to keep their animals. Personality Nakobi is a very talkative cougar who loves attention from those he knows. He does, however, get very anxious and skittish around big groups of people. Description Nakobi is a very talkative cougar who loves attention from keepers and visitors he knows. He does, however, get very anxious around large groups of people and small kids. Nakobi continues to maintain his wild instincts and will often stalk unsuspecting people who walk by his enclosure, jumping out after them as they pass by. Cougars are ambush predators and will lie in wait for unsuspecting prey to venture by before attacking. Nakobi is a great example of how wild animals keep their instincts, even if they have lived in captivity their entire life. Where in Sanctuary Nakobi is located on Cherry Lane between Star Cougar and the kinkajous. Pet Trade Before...

Baxter Kinkajou

Home»Species» Baxter came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in June of 2018. He was a privately owned pet in Asheville, NC. Baxter is Carolina Tiger Rescue’s smallest kinkajou weighing in at 6 pounds! Baxter is settling into his new home without much fuss. He has enjoyed exploring his new outdoor enclosure and is getting used to the sights and sound of his neighbors here. Born January 15, 2011 Rescued June 1, 2018 Life StoryPictures How Baxter Came to the Sanctuary Baxter came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in June of 2018. He was a privately owned pet surrendered by his owners when he became too much to handle. The couple lived in Asheville, North Carolina and had acquired Baxter when he was just 8 weeks old from a breeder. Once Baxter reached sexual maturity around 6 years old, he became extremely aggressive. His owners made the brave and best decision for him, to re-home him at Carolina Tiger Rescue. Personality Baxter is an energetic kinkajou who settles into new surroundings fairly seamlessly. He enjoys exploring his outdoor enclosure, running around on his platforms, and tearing up enrichment. Description Baxter is Carolina Tiger Rescue's smallest kinkajou, weighing 6 pounds. He has medium-brown fur and low-set ears that stick out. Where in Sanctuary Baxter lives off tour on Elm Grove. He is behind Tio Tiger and down the path from Lily and Macano Coatimundi. Pet Trade North Carolina is one of four states were it is still legal to own a non-native species.  In other words, it is legal in the state of North Carolina to own a lion, tiger, kinkajou, and other exotic wild...

Kaari Tiger

Home»Species» Kaari came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in April of 2018.  Her name when she first arrived was Yakira.  Carolina Tiger Rescue decided to shorten it to Kaari to prevent confusion between her and the two girls she came with, who were named Yashira (now Shira) and Yanaba.  When Kaari first arrived, she was hesitant and apprehensive about her new surroundings but has settled in beautifully and is now enjoying her new home.  Kaari has enjoyed tearing into her enrichment boxes! Born April 6, 2007 Rescued April 6, 2018 Life StoryPictures How Kaari Came to the Sanctuary Kaari was rescued along with three other tigers, Yanaba, 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. Personality Kaari is a fairly laid-back tiger who tends to keep to herself. She does not mind spending time with Shira Tiger but is also content to be on her own. She loves her pool and is extremely food-motivated. Description Kaari stands out among the three girls with her wider face and sleek coat. Her nose is wider and longer and her coat is lighter than the other two and sleeker than Shira’s. Where in Sanctuary Kaari Tiger lives with Yanaba Tiger on Pine Forest. She lives next to Fenimore and Emerson Tigers and away from the tour path. Kaari prefers the quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of the tour path. Rescues with Little Information The four tigers, Shira, Yanaba, Kaari, and Tio, who came from the southwestern...

Yanaba Tiger

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species» Yanaba is a tiger with an aggressive personality who prefers to be on her own. She was rescued along with three other tigers in April of 2018. Yanaba is food-motivated and enjoys hanging out on top of her den box to survey her surroundings. Born April 6, 2007 Rescued April 6, 2018 Life StoryPictures How Yanaba Came to the Sanctuary Yanaba was rescued along with 3 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 4 tigers came from.  Personality Yanaba is a tiger who is very set in her ways. She prefers to live alone and to not be bothered by anyone or anything unless they have food for her. When Yanaba first came to Carolina Tiger Rescue she was living with Shira Tiger, but since she is unable to get along with her anymore, the two have been separated. Yanaba, being the tiger she is, prefers to live the solitary life.  Description Yanaba barely has any ruff around her face. Her whiskers on the left side of her face are crimped. She also has perfectly round ears with out any nicks or notches. Yanaba has a sleek coat dark coat.  Where in Sanctuary Yanaba Tiger lives on Pine Forest. She lives next to Fenimore and Emerson Tigers and away from the tour path, just the way she likes it. Rescues with Little Information The 4 tigers, Shira, Yanaba, Kaari, and Tio, who came from the southwestern part of the United States came from...

Shira Tiger

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species» Shira is a playful tiger who enjoys the company of Kaari Tiger. She was rescued along with three other tigers, in April of 2018. Shira enjoys all the new experiences at Carolina Tiger Rescue and typically just goes with the flow.  Born September 3, 2007 Rescued April 6, 2018 Life StoryPictures How Shira Came to the Sanctuary Shira was rescued along with 3 other tigers, Kaari, Yanaba, 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 4 tigers came from.  Personality Despite her age, Shira is quite playful. She enjoys running around and exploring her enclosure. She loves new enrichment and basking in her pool. Shira is very food motivated and is settling into her new life here at Carolina Tiger Rescue. She loves to stalk up at the fence or from far away. She will most likely be the one at the fence to greet you or stalk you. She can sometimes be too playful with Kaari and Kaari will tell her right away how she feels about that. Shira loves to be sneaky and hide behind platforms, tree's, even water dishes. She is very curious and she is the first one to check things out. When Shira got her first pool she went right in and enjoys taking a dip on hot days. She is doing great with Kaari as an enclosure mate. Description Shira has a darker fluffier coat than Kaari or Yanaba. She seems to be a little shorter in stature than the other two. Her face...

Tio Tiger

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species» Tio is an easygoing tiger. Sometimes, he even lets 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 enjoys stalking those who work closest to him, but visitors can get to know this social cat, too! He will often come up to greet tour guests. If not, he can be easily seen lounging in his favorite shady area toward the middle of his enclosure. Tio enjoys tearing up enrichment and relaxing in his pool during the summertime.  Born February 1, 2002 Rescued April 6, 2018 Life StoryPictures How Tio Came to the Sanctuary Tio was rescued along with 3 other tigers, Kaari, Shira, and Yanaba, 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 4 tigers came from.  Personality Tio is an extremely laid back tiger who doesn't seemed phased by much. Even in quarantine he just went with the flow. When we released him into his new, outdoor enclosure, he came bounding out and immediately explored his new home and marked his territory. Tio is on the tour path and will often come up to greet tours. He also enjoys hanging out in his pool or in the shade in the back of his enclosure. Description Tio is a petite male tiger. He has a large head and dark fur. At some point, before Tio was rescued, he was declawed on all four paws. Due to this declaw, Tio's feet flop forward...