Tarzan Lion

Tarzan Lion

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Tarzan Lion

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Lions» Tarzan is a favorite at Carolina Tiger Rescue.  He had a difficult beginning but he loves his new life at Carolina Tiger Rescue.  He can often be found napping under a tree or up on a platform in his enclosure.  He is at the bottom of the three lions hierarchy but Sheba and Sebastian take good care of him.  Tarzan has a difficult time getting around, due to spending 2 years of his life in a small cage outside of a hotel in Mexico, where he could not fully stand up.  This slows Tarzan down a bit but he is still loving life and loves to chase around Sebastian and Sheba from time to time. Born January 1, 2001 Rescued November 12, 2010 Life StoryPictures How Tarzan Came to the Sanctuary For the first year of Tarzan’s life he had access to the entire first floor of a hotel in Mexico.  He could go wherever he wanted whenever he wanted.  At about a year old Tarzan began to scare guests due to his size and energy.  When guests began to complain the owner decided that the best place to put Tarzan was in a cage out front of the hotel that was 3x3x6.  For two years Tarzan was unable to completely extend his legs when he stood up.  When he was rescued by an American Citizen he was sent to the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Texas.  To this day Tarzan is unable to fully extend his legs and walks back on the upper part of his legs.  WAO shut down in 2010 and over 300 animals had to be rehomed. ...

Sheba Lion

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Lions» Sheba is one of our two female lions and is shorter in stature than Reina.  Sheba does not have a brown tuft of hair on her tail that lions are known for.  She is the smallest of the pride she lives with and our smallest lion in the sanctuary.  Sheba enjoys bossing Sebastian around, always ensuring she eats first and that he defers to her.  Sheba can often be found sitting atop her denbox keeping and eye on the sanctuary, and ensuring she is the first one to the fence when the food truck comes around. Born January 1, 2002 Rescued November 12, 2010 Life StoryPictures How Sheba Came to the Sanctuary Sheba was originally used as a “Pay-to-Pet” cub in Mexico and was walked up and down the beaches on a leash.  When she was about 6 months old her owner decided she was too much to handle and she was rescued and sent to the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Texas.  WAO shut down in 2010 and over 300 animals had to be rehomed.  Carolina Tiger Rescue rescued 10 animals including 3 lions and 7 tigers. Personality Sheba is the lion in charge in her pride.  She is often food aggressive and picks on Sebastian but shows him affection also.  Sheba is typically up and around more than Sebastian and patrols their territory very diligently.  Sheba loves to catch and kill the black vultures that hang too close to her.  It is not a surprise to anyone that at 6 months of age she became too much to handle and could no longer be walked on a leash.  The...

Sebastian Lion

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Lions» Sebastian is our largest lion and largest animal at Carolina Tiger Rescue. He weighs 475 pounds! Though Sebastian is the largest in the sanctuary and the largest in his pride, he lets Sheba lioness boss him around. Sebastian is a pretty laid back lion who enjoys napping in the sun and sometimes is too lazy to even get up and eat. Sebastian loves to destroy boxes and will often lounge on them to flatten them down as far as they will go! Born January 1, 2002 Rescued November 12, 2010 Life StoryPictures How Sebastian Came to the Sanctuary Sebastian was originally used in a Haunted House in Texas.  He, along with tigers, bears, and wolves were used as part of the décor in the haunted house.  His owner died prematurely and left his animals in his parents care, and they decided not to keep the big cats and bears and sent the animals to the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Texas.  WAO shut down in 2010 and over 300 animals had to be rehomed.  Carolina Tiger Rescue rescued 10 animals including 3 lions and 7 tigers. Personality Sebastian is typically a laid back lion who loves to spend his days sleeping.  He loves to let Sheba run the show and will just follow her lead.  Typically in a lion pride, the male lion is the dominant one, however due to him being neutered Sebastian is second in command to Sheba.  Description Sebastian is known for his large size.  He is the largest of all our animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue weighing in at around 600 pounds.  He does not have...

Roman Lion

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Lions» Roman is our only male lion with a mane. He is a bit smaller in stature than most male lions but his mane is quite impressive and a fan favorite.  Roman is your typical male lion, who takes charge of his “pride”.  When he and Reina are fed a large piece of meat together, he always eats first, as he would in the wild.  Roman though, is also like a typical male lion because he spends most of his day napping.  Like lions in the wild, Roman can sleep up to 20 hours a day. Born June 26, 2009 Rescued June 26, 2012 Life StoryPictures How Roman Came to the Sanctuary Roman came to Carolina Tiger Rescue along with his enclosure mate Reina from a failing rescue in Ohio.  This rescue was on the verge of closing due to lack of funding and new legislation the state of Ohio was putting into place after the incident in Zanesville, Ohio in 2011.  The owner of Rescue One, decided to close on her own and contacted Carolina Tiger Rescue to take some of her animals.  Carolina Tiger Rescue, rescued Roman and Reina Lion, Roscoe and Camilla Tiger, and Nakobi and Jericho Cougar in 2012. Personality Roman is a very stoic lion who enjoys sleeping like his wild cousins.  He can often be found up on the top of his den box sleeping in the sun and keeping an eye on his “kingdom”.  Roman is in charge of his pride and will often snarl or roar at Reina if he feels she is out of line.  He eats first and Reina will often have to...

Reina Lion

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Lions» Reina is a spirited and energetic lioness who best resembles what you would see in the wild.  She thinks she is super sneaky, and most of the time she is. It is amazing that such a large animal can hide so well right in front of you! Reina loves chasing trucks up and down the road as they go by. When she is not chasing trucks she can often be seen lying atop of her denbox overlooking the sanctuary. Born June 26, 2009 Rescued June 26, 2012 Life StoryPictures How Reina Came to the Sanctuary Reina came to Carolina Tiger Rescue along with her enclosure mate Roman from a failing rescue in Ohio.  This rescue was on the verge of closing due to lack of funding and new legislation the state of Ohio was putting into place after the incident in Zanesville, Ohio in 2011.  The owner of Rescue One, decided to close on her own and contacted Carolina Tiger Rescue to take some of her animals.  Carolina Tiger Rescue, rescued Roman and Reina Lion, Roscoe and Camilla Tiger, and Nakobi and Jericho Cougar in 2012. Personality Reina is a very serious lion who is only submissive to Roman, which is the role of the female lions in the wild.  Reina however does like to have fun and is often the first of the two to attack enrichment and play with a ball or pumpkin that has been given to them. Description Reina is a large lioness and is actually slightly larger than Roman, the male lion she lives with.  Reina has the typical tawny fur and looks as though she...