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...

Lily Coatimundi

Lily is pretty shy and a lot more reserved than Macano. Contrary to that though, on cold days she is usually the one who is out and about more.  Lily loves insects and is quick to gobble them up as quickly as she can. [/et_pb_sidebar] Born October 4, 2006 Rescued October 4, 2016 Life StoryPictures How Lily Came to the Sanctuary Lily came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with her enclosure mate Macano and 14 other animals from a facility out in west.  This facility was closed down due when the owner fell ill.  Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries from around the country to find homes for over 100 animals.  Personality Though they have not been with us long, Lily and her enclosure mate, Macano, are making themselves right at home at Carolina Tiger Rescue.  Lily seems to be a bit shyer than Macano but she enjoys coming up to see what the keepers have brought her for food each day.  She loves red meat and prefers to eat her meat before her fruit!  Lily displays a bit of OCD behavior by walking up and down the corner of her enclosure over and over.  We are hoping that with a new environment, once she settles in that we will see a decrease in this behavior. Description Lily is the smaller of the two coatimundis.  She weighs around 10 pounds. Where in Sanctuary Currently Lily and Macano are located in the enclosure across from Oliver Ocelot. Pet Trade Coatimundis like Lily are popular in the pet trade.  These animals generally very laid back and docile which leads people to believe...

Macano Coatimundi

Macano is social and inquisitive.  He does not like the cold at all.  He prefers to stay in his warm den box even on warmer days.  Macano is always up for attention though and always wants to know what is going on and to see if anyone brought him something good to eat. Macano loves insects and is quick to eat them first when he gets his food.  He loves smelly perfumes and will rub them into his tail! [/et_pb_sidebar] Born October 23, 2006 Rescued October 4, 2016 Life StoryPictures How Macano Came to the Sanctuary Macano and his former enclosure-mate, Lily, who passed away on October 10, 2018, came to Carolina Tiger Rescue along with 14 other animals from a facility in Colorado. The facility closed down when the owner fell ill. Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries around the country to find homes for over 100 animals. Personality Macano has slowed down as he has aged. At 14 years old, he considered a geriatric coatimundi. While he enjoys getting enrichment, he has a harder time climbing and getting around, so he gets a lot of scent enrichment which he loves to rub into his tail. He loves a lot of different perfumes and the smellier the better! Description Macano weighs around 16 pounds. Macano also has two black “moles” on the left side of his snout. These “moles” are from previously impacted scent glands that have long since drained. It has no impact on his current health and now simply serves as an easy way to identify him. Where in Sanctuary Macano, due to his age...

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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