Happy World Wildlife Day!

Happy World Wildlife Day!

We’re always looking for a reason to celebrate wildlife, and World Wildlife Day is no exception! World Wildlife Day (March 3) is a day in which we celebrate the signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973. This treaty was a fundamental step toward the global protection of endangered species, and is the cornerstone for legislation and action to address the protection of native wildlife in participating countries. This year, World Wildlife Day is focused on the symbiotic relationship between the millions of people, particularly Indigenous people, and the forests they rely upon. At Carolina Tiger Rescue, we care for 10 different species, all of which are native to various places around the world. Some of these species, especially tigers, face significant population decline largely due to the loss of forests in favor of human and agricultural development. In order to protect these species that we hold dear, it is imperative that we do what we can to protect their habitats, and find ways to sustainably support communities that rely on these environments. Without human buy-in, conservation is not possible. Despite the signing of the CITES Treaty nearly 50 years ago, the United States still has a long way to go to adequately protect wild animals from exploitation. The vast majority of animals we care for at the sanctuary have come from exploitative situations like roadside zoos, private homes, and traveling shows that offer “attractions” like cub petting. These are abusive environments that can cause lasting physical and/or psychological damage. Thankfully, the animals we’ve rescued have made their way to a...
Rajah Tiger

Rajah Tiger

Rajah Tiger [/et_pb_sidebar] Home» category» Uncategorized» 2020-9-21 Rajah -22020-9-21 Rajah -52020-9-21 Rajah -72020-9-21 Rajah -12020-6-11 Rajah Pool (5)DSC058922018-0201 Rajah painting (45)2018-0201 Rajah painting (33)1.31.18 Rajah Painting2018-0201 Rajah painting (22)2018-0201 Rajah painting (26)2018-0201 Rajah painting (33)2018-0201 Rajah painting (35)2018-0201 Rajah painting (45)2018-0201 Rajah painting (46)2018-0201 Rajah painting (47)edit 62edit 63edit 64edit 65 BornJuly 15, 2004 RescuedJanuary 11, 2005 Passed awayFebruary 13, 2021 Rajah’s Story Rajah and another tiger who we named, Kaela, were rescued from the side of a county road outside of Charlotte, North Carolina in 2005, when they were about 6 months of age. An off-duty officer came upon them on a weekend day and called 911. Animal control responded, but at that time, Rajah and Kaela were on opposite sides of the road, putting them in two different counties which meant two different animal controls had to respond and pick them up. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro held them in quarantine until their enclosure here at Carolina Tiger Rescue could be built for them. No one is sure how the cubs got there and no one has ever stepped forward to claim them. Rajah’s Passing February 17, 2021 ​It is with the heaviest of hearts that I come to you today. For the past few weeks, we have been monitoring Rajah Tiger. He became lethargic and had GI issues that we treated with medications. Last week we performed a physical on him and ran bloodwork and took X-rays. We made changes to his medications, but he did not improve. We decided to get him down again to do more supportive care and to perform an ultrasound....
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» 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 10-31-20152014-08-29 Mona and Moki (8)2010-08-29 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...
About Carolina Tiger Rescue
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.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-4684
(919) 542-4454
info@carolinatigerrescue.org