Roscoe Tiger

Home»Species»Binturongs» Roscoe is a handsome tiger and one you would expect to see stalking through the forests of Southwest Asia.  He has a deep orange coat with bright black stripes.  This dapper fellow is very anxious and requires a very quiet enclosure away from the tour path.  Roscoe loves the attention from the keepers, staff members, and a few volunteers, but this introvert enjoys a more quiet life than some of our other residents.  Roscoe often looks to his enclosure-mate, Camilla, for reassurance when he gets a bit nervous.  When he is feeling his best, Roscoe loves rolling in his mud pit and chasing the vultures away. Born June 26, 2009 Rescued June 26, 2012 Life StoryPictures How Roscoe Came to the Sanctuary Roscoe arrived at Carolina Tiger Rescue with Camilla Tiger, Roman and Reina Lions, and Nakobi and Jericho Cougars on June 26, 2012. He originally came from a private breeder in Michigan and was the last cub in the litter. The owner intended to get rid of him, but the Ohio sanctuary Rescue One stepped in and gave him a home. However, Rescue One was later forced to close its doors due to financial hardship and an inability to meet new legal regulations. Ohio toughened their laws regarding exotic pet ownership following a 2011 incident in Zanesville, Ohio. A private owner had released 56 of his lions, tigers, cougars, wolves, leopards, and bears before committing suicide. Unfortunately, law enforcement was forced to lethally dispatch the 49 animals that had escaped due to concerns for public safety. The following year, Ohio banned private ownership of dangerous wild animals and increased safety...