Julio Ocelot

Julio Ocelot

Home»Species»Ocelots» 2012-09-26 Julio (14)2013-05-01 Julio (40)2013-05-01 Julio (41)2013-09-15 Julio (30)2014-07-17 Julio (70)2015-05-28 Julio (85)2015-05-28 Julio (86)2015-09-06 Julio (47)2005-08-06 Julio (7) Born April 18, 1997 Arrived on September 24, 1998 Passed away May 8, 2017 Julio’s Story Julio was an incredible ocelot. Not only did he embody the true ocelot spirit (you know, grumbling if you came by to visit), he was also a stunning looking cat. His dark features made him instantly recognizable by everyone. That ocelot spirit was apparent in how hard Julio made you work for his attention. For example, if you brought him a tasty treat, he might not accept it from your treat stick, but as soon as you turn to leave, that yummy treat was gone! His grumbles and striking features will be greatly missed in the sanctuary. Julio’s Passing May 10, 2017 Unfortunately we have sad news to share today. Whether it was last month when we said goodbye to grumbly Trapper Ocelot, or now, when we say goodbye to the beautiful Julio Ocelot, writing these memorials and saying goodbye never gets easier. In 2015, we anesthetized Julio for a physical exam. Blood work from that exam showed that he also had lymphocytic leukemia. Given his great dislike of being handled, chemotherapy was not an option. We did, however, start him on prednisone to help alleviate the inflammation associated with the cancer and to help slow the progression of the disease. Recently we anesthetized Julio due to a broken canine and his blood work showed progression of the disease. As always, we waited, watched, and monitored him for quality of life. This weekend, Julio...
Trapper Ocelot

Trapper Ocelot

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Ocelots» 2014-01-29 Trapper Snow (248)2013-10-24 Trapper Painting (42)2013-10-24 Trapper Painting (41)2013-10-24 Trapper Painting (40)2013-10-24 Trapper Painting (28)2013-10-24 Trapper Painting (30)2013-10-24 Trapper Painting (33)2013-01-06 Trapper (7)2013-01-06 Trapper (6)2011-11-22 Trapper (38)2011-11-20 Trapper (2)2011-11-20 Trapper (1)2010-11-02 Trapper painting (1)Archive trapper (01)2005-02-06 Trapper (01)2005-02-06 Trapper (2) Born September 13, 2000 Born at Carolina Tiger Rescue Passed away March 16, 2017 Trapper’s Story Trapper was born here at Carolina Tiger Rescue as part of the former breeding program. Trapper was a fan favorite here at Carolina Tiger. For many years, Trapper was a star on the tour route. He liked to hang out in the back of his enclosure, but when a tour came to his stop, he loved to come out and meet the guests. The moment guests were in earshot, Trapper would begin his ocelot grumble. Sometimes people would worry that Trapper was upset, but more often than not, I think he was just telling them about his day. When he was feeling particularly spry, he would balance on the PVC tube that covered his heating pad cords to make sure they you knew he was there and ready for his treat!  Trapper’s Passing March 17, 2017 I have sad news to share about Trapper Ocelot. A couple of years ago, we ran routine blood work on Trapper. Those test results showed the start of kidney disease. Kidney disease can either progress slowly or quickly. The best “treatment” for late-stage kidney disease or failure is hydration. This can be done either through an animal’s food or by giving them fluids subcutaneously (under their skin). Fortunately, our animals already receive a diet that...

Oliver Ocelot

Home»Species»Ocelots» Oliver is a quiet ocelot who enjoys sleeping his days away and coming out to explore at night. Loud noises and big trucks make Oliver nervous so he lives away from the tour path. Keepers and volunteers have to earn his trust before he will come out to greet them; even then, he comes out only when he feels like it.  Oliver enjoys tearing up enrichment boxes and spraying them with his scent to remind everyone that it belongs to him. Born October 9, 1996 Life StoryPictures How Oliver Came to the Sanctuary Oliver was born as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s former breeding program. Carolina Tiger Rescue, formally Carnivore Preservation Trust, was originally founded to breed keystone species in hopes of one day releasing them into a safe environment but that day never came. The animals who were born here will remain here for life. Personality Oliver enjoys living in a quiet part of the sanctuary, away from the tour path. He loves to come out at night and stalk prey that wanders or slithers into his enclosure. Oliver, like all ocelots, is very quick and able to catch unsuspecting snakes. Description Oliver is primarily active only at night and sleeps about 90% of the day. He is by far our biggest ocelot and, though a little over weight, his size is mostly due to being very big boned.  Oliver loves fruit-scented water and enjoys exploring a high platform that was built for him by one of our summer interns. Oliver takes pain medication for arthritis because he is on the older side. Where in Sanctuary Oliver is located...

Magoo Ocelot

Home»Species»Ocelots» Magoo enjoys greeting guests and keepers with a growl or a meow, and loves to investigate anything that is going on around his enclosure. Magoo, named for the bespectacled cartoon character, sports very prominent white rings around his eyes. Magoo, like most ocelots, loves different perfumes and musks – the stinkier, the better! Born January 8, 2000 Life StoryPictures How Magoo Came to the Sanctuary Magoo was born as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s former breeding program. Carolina Tiger Rescue, formally Carnivore Preservation Trust, was originally founded to breed keystone species in hopes of one day releasing them into a safe environment, but that day never came. The animals who were born here will remain at Carolina Tiger Rescue for their lives. Personality Magoo is very social with those he recognizes and with very small groups. He does, however, get very anxious around larger groups and so he lives off the tour path. Description Magoo was named for the white rings around his large eyes that look a lot like spectacles. Ocelot eyes are larger than most cats' because they are primarily nocturnal animals. Their eyes are almost as large as human eyes, despite their head being much smaller than a human's. Where in Sanctuary Magoo is located in Elm Grove, next to Lola Kinkajou. Breeding In the late 1990's, Carolina Tiger Rescue, formally Carnivore Preservation Trust, decided that we would stop breeding, due to the number of accredited facilities that were abiding by the Species Survival Plan. The Species Survival Plan was set up to ensure that breeding in captivity was only being done to conserve a species. This helped limit...

Petee Ocelot

Home»Species»Ocelots» Petee is one of our more social ocelots.  He loves to come up and greet tour guests and visitors, hoping they will have a treat or two for him. Petee is a tough ocelot who once took on a copperhead and won! At times he can become possessive of his water dish, reminding volunteers that it is his and no one else can have it. Petee is often just hanging out when tour groups come by; he has become a tour favorite because he enjoys checking out his visitors as they tell him how handsome he is. Born April 13, 1999 Life StoryPictures How Petee Came to the Sanctuary Petee was born as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s former breeding program. Carolina Tiger Rescue, formally Carnivore Preservation Trust, was originally founded to breed keystone species in hopes of one day releasing them into a safe environment, but that day never came. The animals who were born here will remain at Carolina Tiger Rescue for their lives. Personality Petee is a very social ocelot who enjoys checking out any guests or tours that happen by. As with most ocelots, Petee loves different scents. His absolute favorite is Calvin Klein’s Obsession! If given something with a scent on it, ocelots will rub their cheeks, necks, and bodies on the scent to cover themselves in it and to mark it as their own. Description The white marks on the tops and bottoms of Petee’s ears are a very stark white that stand out more than usual, giving him a distinctive look.  Many people think ocelots look like little leopards and often confuse them with...

Trapper Ocelot

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Ocelots» Trapper is our resident growler at Carolina Tiger Rescue on tour.  He loves to come up and see if the tour guide has a treat for him, growling all along the way.  Trapper spends a lot of his time in his den box but is always ready for enrichment, whether it is tearing up boxes, or playing with pumpkins.  Trapper’s favorite enrichment however is painting and will paint all day, especially if the canvas has been sprayed with a smelly perfume. Born September 13, 2000 Life StoryPictures How Trapper Came to the Sanctuary Trapper was born as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s former breeding program.  Carolina Tiger Rescue, formally Carnivore Preservation Trust, was originally founded to breed keystone species in hopes of one day releasing them into a safe environment but that day never came.  Our animals who were born here will remain here as their permanent home. Personality Trapper is our ocelot on tour who loves to show off his growl and make an entrance.  Trapper, as most tours come to his enclosure, will often be in the back of his enclosure, and after the tour waits for a few seconds he typically comes running up to see if someone has a treat for him.  He also is usually growling.   Ocelots generally only make one sound which is the low growl.  This makes it difficult to determine if they are happy, angry, scared, or just hungry.  Description Trapper is a very talkative ocelot.  He also comes up to check out guests to see if they have treats for him, and to ensure no one gets too close to his...