Kaari Tiger

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Tigers» Kaari came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in April of 2018. Her name when she first arrived was Yakira. Carolina Tiger Rescue decided to shorten it to Kaari to prevent confusion between her and the other two girls she came with, who at the time were named Yashira and Yanaba. When Kaari first arrived she was hesitant and apprehensive of her new surroundings but has settled in beautifully and is now enjoying her new home. Kaari has enjoyed tearing into her enrichment boxes!  Born April 6, 2007 Rescued April 6, 2018 Life StoryPictures How Kaari Came to the Sanctuary Kaari was rescued along with 3 other tigers, Yanaba, Shira, and Tio, from a facility in the southwestern part of the United States. Due to limited details and the ongoing situation, not much else is known about where the 4 tigers came from. Personality Kaari is a fairly laid back tiger who tends to keep to herself. She doesn't mind spending time with Shira Tiger, but is also content to be on her own. She loves her pool and is extremely food motivated. Description Kaari stands among the three girls, with her wider face and sleek coat. Her nose is wider and longer and her coat is lighter and than the other two and it is sleeker than Shira’s. Where in Sanctuary KaariTiger lives on Pine Forest. She lives next to Fenimore and Emerson Tigers and away from the tour path. Kaari prefers the quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of the tour path. Rescues with Little Information The 4 tigers, Shira, Yanaba, Kaari, and Tio, who came from...

Yanaba Tiger

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Tigers» Yanaba is a tiger with an aggressive personality who prefers to be on her own. She was rescued along with three other tigers in April of 2018. Yanaba is food-motivated and enjoys hanging out on top of her den box to survey her surroundings. Born April 6, 2007 Rescued April 6, 2018 Life StoryPictures How Yanaba Came to the Sanctuary Yanaba was rescued along with 3 other tigers, Kaari, Shira, and Tio, from a facility in the southwestern part of the United States. Due to limited details and the ongoing situation, not much else is known about where the 4 tigers came from.  Personality Yanaba is a tiger who is very set in her ways. She prefers to live alone and to not be bothered by anyone or anything unless they have food for her. When Yanaba first came to Carolina Tiger Rescue she was living with Shira Tiger, but since she is unable to get along with her anymore, the two have been separated. Yanaba, being the tiger she is, prefers to live the solitary life.  Description Yanaba barely has any ruff around her face. Her whiskers on the left side of her face are crimped. She also has perfectly round ears with out any nicks or notches. Yanaba has a sleek coat dark coat.  Where in Sanctuary Yanaba Tiger lives on Pine Forest. She lives next to Fenimore and Emerson Tigers and away from the tour path, just the way she likes it. Rescues with Little Information The 4 tigers, Shira, Yanaba, Kaari, and Tio, who came from the southwestern part of the United States came from...

Shira Tiger

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Tigers» Shira is a playful tiger who enjoys the company of Kaari Tiger. She was rescued along with three other tigers, in April of 2018. Shira enjoys all the new experiences at Carolina Tiger Rescue and typically just goes with the flow.  Born September 3, 2007 Rescued April 6, 2018 Life StoryPictures How Shira Came to the Sanctuary Shira was rescued along with 3 other tigers, Kaari, Yanaba, and Tio, from a facility in the southwestern part of the United States. Due to limited details and the ongoing situation, not much else is known about where the 4 tigers came from.  Personality Despite her age, Shira is quite playful. She enjoys running around and exploring her enclosure. She loves new enrichment and basking in her pool. Shira is very food motivated and is settling into her new life here at Carolina Tiger Rescue. She loves to stalk up at the fence or from far away. She will most likely be the one at the fence to greet you or stalk you. She can sometimes be too playful with Kaari and Kaari will tell her right away how she feels about that. Shira loves to be sneaky and hide behind platforms, tree's, even water dishes. She is very curious and she is the first one to check things out. When Shira got her first pool she went right in and enjoys taking a dip on hot days. She is doing great with Kaari as an enclosure mate. Description Shira has a darker fluffier coat than Kaari or Yanaba. She seems to be a little shorter in stature than the other two. Her face...

Tio Tiger

[/et_pb_sidebar] Home»Species»Tigers» Tio is an easygoing tiger. Sometimes, he even lets the vultures eat with him! Tio embraced his new home from the moment he stepped foot into his outdoor enclosure, bounding out and playfully running around. Tio enjoys stalking those who work closest to him, but visitors can get to know this social cat, too! He will often come up to greet tour guests. If not, he can be easily seen lounging in his favorite shady area toward the middle of his enclosure. Tio enjoys tearing up enrichment and relaxing in his pool during the summertime.  Born February 1, 2002 Rescued April 6, 2018 Life StoryPictures How Tio Came to the Sanctuary Tio was rescued along with 3 other tigers, Kaari, Shira, and Yanaba, from a facility in the southwestern part of the United States. Due to limited details and the ongoing situation, not much else is known about where the 4 tigers came from.  Personality Tio is an extremely laid back tiger who doesn't seemed phased by much. Even in quarantine he just went with the flow. When we released him into his new, outdoor enclosure, he came bounding out and immediately explored his new home and marked his territory. Tio is on the tour path and will often come up to greet tours. He also enjoys hanging out in his pool or in the shade in the back of his enclosure. Description Tio is a petite male tiger. He has a large head and dark fur. At some point, before Tio was rescued, he was declawed on all four paws. Due to this declaw, Tio's feet flop forward...
Kaela Tiger

Kaela Tiger

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Carolina Tiger Rescue Stories

Aria Tiger with room to run at Carolina Tiger Rescue Home»Species»Tigers»   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.   It is estimated that there are between 5,000 – 10,000 tigers in private hands in the United States. This is how Aria Tiger looked when she was rescued from a private owner in South Carolina in 2013. She was purchased from a breeder and kept as a pet in a family’s back yard for 10 years.   When Carolina Tiger Rescue was called in, she was days from death because the family could not find a vet who was willing to care for her. In addition to a lack of knowledgeable medical care, many tigers in private hands are not given proper diets, adequate room to roam, or stimulation to keep them from becoming bored and developing behavior disorders. Even when private owners have the best of intentions, wild cats often suffer greatly in this kind of captivity. There is no federal regulation about owning wild animals. In 4 states, including North Carolina, your neighbor could have a tiger in their back yard and you don’t have to know. When Aria arrived, she weighed around 200 pounds and barely had the strength to lift her head.  Our veterinarian was able to diagnose Aria with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. We began feeding her beef pancreas to provide the enzymes that her body didn’t make, allowing her to absorb nutrition from her food.  Aria’s health improved greatly and she climbed to a healthy weight of around...