Star Cougar

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Cougars» Star Cougar is our only female cougar and is the smallest of our cougars.  She is considered small for her sex also, but that makes her no less dangerous.  Star is known for her loud “screeching” when she is in heat that can be heard all around the sanctuary.  When Star is not patrolling her territory she can often be found sitting up on top of her highest platform.  Cougars in the wild will often hang up on high cliffs or in sturdy trees to keep an eye out for prey to wander by. Born May 1, 1997 Rescued January 25, 2012 Life StoryPictures How Star Came to the Sanctuary Star came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in January of 2012 from the Collins Zoo in Mississippi.  The Collins Zoo was a roadside zoo that was closed down due to the neglect of the animals and the risk that the animals posed to the public.  Carolina Tiger Rescue rescued Star along with two black leopards, Smokey and Shadow.  Smokey and Shadow have since passed away. Personality Star tends to be the most vocal of the cougars at Carolina Tiger Rescue.  Once a month Star goes into heat and it then becomes evident how one of the 70 different names for Cougars is “Mountain Screamer.”   Star is very selective in whom she will visit on tours.  Star loves to hang up high on her tallest platform and keep an eye on her neighbors, or sleep the day away up there.   Description Star has the typical cougar personality in that she will do whatever she pleases. At times she will come up ad...

Nakobi Cougar

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Cougars» Nakobi is our youngest cougar. He is very talkative and loves attention from keepers and animal care volunteers that he knows. Nakobi is well-known for his stalking skills. He will often try to blend into a rock in his enclosure, or hide behind a tree, to sneak up on those who pass by. There was one time he had difficulty stalking a keeper – because he got caught in a bush! Born May 25, 2005 Rescued May 25, 2012 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....

Jericho Cougar

Home»Species»Cougars» Jericho is a favorite among many Carolina Tiger Rescue volunteers and tour guests alike. His dark fur, handsome face, and loud purr endear him to all. Jericho loves visitors and frequently comes up to the fence to say hello, especially if there is a treat in it for him. Jericho enjoys different types of food, including fresh octopus and sardines, and he enjoys rolling around in new smells like catnip and cinnamon. Born May 25, 1998 Rescued May 25, 2012 Life StoryPictures How Jericho Came to the Sanctuary Jericho came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with Nakobi 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 were also in financial trouble and could no longer afford to keep the animals. It is not known where Jericho was before going to Rescue One. Personality Jericho is very stoic and much less talkative than the other two cougars. He will sometimes surprise us and give a good loud purr to visitors. Jericho can often be found lounging in his den box, surveying his surroundings and waiting for someone to bring him his meal or a treat. Description Jericho is the oldest of the cougars and much more reserved than the other two. He prefers to sit in the back of his enclosure and watch the world around him. He does, however, get very excited when a food truck passes by him. Jericho, like cougars in the wild, is very agile and has little problem...