Moki Tiger

Moki Tiger

Moki Tiger [/et_pb_sidebar] Home» category» Uncategorized» IMG_4628IMG_46782014-08-29 Mona and Moki (8)2015-01-02 Moki (29)2015-01-02 Moki (30)2015-01-02 Moki (31)2015-01-02 Moki (33)2015-05-21 Moki (30)2015-05-21 Moki (31)2013-03-13 Moki (12)2012-03-07 Moki (14)2013-08-25 Moki (38)2013-11-03 Moki (36)2013-03-13 Moki (11)2012-02-01 Moki (19) BornSeptember 5, 1998 RescuedSeptember 5, 1998 Passed awayDecember 12, 2020 Moki’s Story Moki and Mona Tiger came to Carolina Tiger Rescue from a roadside zoo in Missouri that closed down after it lost its license. A volunteer at the facility had been attacked by another tiger and the authorities decided the facility was not safe. Mona and Moki came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with two other tigers, Fenimore and Emerson. Moki’s Passing December 15, 2020 Just a few months ago, we had to say goodbye to Mona Tiger. This week we had another hard goodbye for her beloved enclosure-mate, Moki. Both girls lived to see 22 years of age, which is impressive for a tiger. Moki had a rapid decline in the past couple weeks, showing signs of neurological changes. She was having more and more trouble walking and was getting weaker as the days progressed. It wasn’t and easy decision to make, but we knew that her body was not going to be able to support her spirit and we needed to let her go. Moki was a bit more reserved than Mona, but that certainly didn’t mean that she didn’t enjoy the simple pleasures of a tiger’s life. Moki enjoyed enrichment and special treats from visitors. She enjoyed coming to the fence and talking with tour guests. Recently she found a firehose hammock and decided it was the best place to soak...
Mona Tiger

Mona Tiger

Mona Tiger [/et_pb_sidebar] Home» category» Uncategorized» 2014-08-29 Mona and Moki (8)2017-0925 Mona eating (14)2017-0925 Mona eating (14)IMG_4600IMG_4644IMG_46732012-11-04 Mona (68)IMG_1314 - editedIMG_1314 - editedIMG_1314 - edited2011-11-30 Mona (2)2012-11-04 Mona (61)2012-11-04 Mona (68)2012-11-14 Mona (24)2013-11-03 Mona (34)IMG_1314 - editedIMG_1356 - editedMona 1-10-2015 (1)Mona 10-31-20152010-08-29 Mona (5) BornSeptember 5, 1998 RescuedSeptember 5, 1998 Passed awaySeptember 14, 2020 Mona’s Story Mona and Moki Tiger came to Carolina Tiger Rescue from a roadside zoo in Missouri that closed down after it lost its license. A volunteer at the facility had been attacked by another tiger and the authorities decided the facility was not safe. Mona and Moki came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with two other tigers, Fenimore and Emerson. Mona’s Passing September 17, 2020 When an animal comes to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home, we never know exactly how long we will have with them. Sometimes we only have a few short months or years with them. Other times, we are grateful to have many years to watch them flourish and enjoy the good life. This week, after caring for her for many years, we had to say goodbye to Mona Tiger. Unfortunately her kidneys were no longer working properly and were impacting her health in multiple ways.   Mona came to live at Carolina Tiger in 2008 with her enclosure mate, Moki. She lived to a very impressive age of 22 years old. In her 12 years at Carolina Tiger, we got to know a very confident and intelligent tiger. She was regularly the star of the show and would impress people with the many behaviors she had learned through operant conditioning. She was certainly the more domineering of the pair, often pushing...

Willow Life Story

How Willow Came to the Sanctuary In August of 2020 Carolina Tiger Rescue got a call from a partner sanctuary in the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance. A five-month-old female bobcat was in need of a home. The bobcat was found on the side of the road in Illinois with her brother in early May. The mother was nowhere to be found and the kittens had blood on their fur. Thankfully the blood was not from the kittens. An animal rescue group found the kittens and brought them to the rehabbers at TreeHouse Wildlife Center. Unfortunately the brother didn’t make it, but the little girl grew up healthy and strong. They worked for many months to wean the kitten and to keep her away from human contact as much as possible. Then it was time to move her and two other rehab bobcat kittens out into the prerelease enclosure. The other two bobcats scurried away but this little one decided that she would rather stay with the humans. This doesn’t make for a successful reintroduction into the wild. Bobcats, and other wild animals, that have become to attached to humans don’t tend to survive and will often become a “nuisance” animal. They will approach people and look for food around humans. Because she was deemed non-releasable, they had to find a forever home for her. The rehabbers made a call to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge who passed her information along to The Wildcat Sanctuary. They in turned contacted us and we made arrangements to bring the kitten home. TreeHouse had a wonderful volunteer who offered to drive the kitten to us. After an...

Willow Bobcat

Willow Bobcat [/et_pb_sidebar] Home» category» Uncategorized» Willow Bobcat is currently our youngest animal here at the sanctuary. At under a year old, she still has a lot of growing to do, but is already full of personality. Willow was born in the wild and orphaned. It is unclear what happened to her mom, but the rehabilitation facility that originally took her, deemed her unreasonable due to her seeking out humans. This behavior is not conducive to a safe and successful reintroduction to the wild. Though we would have loved for her to live in the wild, we are committed to giving her the best life possible here at Carolina Tiger Rescue. We are excited to see her grow and thrive under our care. Born April 13, 2020 Rescued August 15, 2020 Life StoryPictures How Willow Came to the Sanctuary In August of 2020 Carolina Tiger Rescue got a call from a partner sanctuary in the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance. A five-month-old female bobcat was in need of a home. The bobcat was found on the side of the road in Illinois with her brother in early May. The mother was nowhere to be found and the kittens had blood on their fur. Thankfully the blood was not from the kittens. An animal rescue group found the kittens and brought them to the rehabbers at TreeHouse Wildlife Center. Unfortunately the brother didn’t make it, but the little girl grew up healthy and strong. They worked for many months to wean the kitten and to keep her away from human contact as much as possible. Then it was time to move...
Macano Coatimundi

Macano Coatimundi

Macano Coatimundi Home» category» Uncategorized» 2018-06-20 Macano (27) edit2019-08-01 Macano (2)2017-1129 Macano (22)2017-1129 Macano (1)2017-1129 Macano (3)2017-1129 Macano (7)2017-1129 Macano (15)2017-1129 Macano (19)2017-1129 Macano (22)2017-1129 Macano (24)Macano and Lily 10-13-2016 (54)Macano 10-13-2016 (45)Macano 10-13-2016 (60) croppedMacano and Lily 10-13-2016 (51)Macano 10-13-2016 (43)Macano 10-13-2016 (44)Macano 10-13-2016 (45)Macano 10-13-2016 (48)Macano 10-13-2016 (51)Macano 10-13-2016 (52) BornOctober 24, 2006 RescuedOctober 4, 2016 Passed awayAugust 4, 2020 Macano’s Story Macano and his former enclosure-mate, Lily, who passed away on October 10, 2018, came to Carolina Tiger Rescue along with fourteen 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 one hundred animals. Macano was social and inquisitive. He did not like the cold at all. He preferred to stay in his warm den box even on warmer days. Macano was always up for attention though and always wanted to know what was going on and to see if anyone brought him something good to eat. Macano loved insects and was quick to eat them first when his food was brought to him. He loved smelly perfumes and would rub them into his tail, the stinkier the better! Macano’s Passing August 5, 2020 The decision was made to euthanize Macano Tuesday evening.  We discovered Macano had a grade 5 heart murmur when we anesthetized him to remove a lipoma (a fatty mass) on his chest, back in the fall of 2019. Since then we’ve kept a close eye on him and this past winter moved him into the vet center to an...