Oliver Ocelot

Oliver Ocelot

Home»Uncategorized» 2015-10-08 Oliver (34)2015-07-22 Oliver (41)2015-10-08 Oliver (31)2015-10-08 Oliver (32) BornOctober 9, 1996 Born atCarolina Tiger Rescue Passed awayMarch 20, 2019 Oliver’s Story Oliver was born as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s former breeding program. Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly 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. Oliver was a quiet ocelot who enjoyed sleeping his days away and coming out to explore at night.  Loud noises and big trucks made Oliver nervous so he lived away from the tour path.  Keepers and volunteers had to earn his trust before he would come out to greet them; even then, he came out only when he felt like it.  Oliver enjoyed tearing up enrichment boxes and spraying them with his scent to remind everyone that it belonged to him. Oliver’s Passing March 21, 2019 For more than two decades Oliver Ocelot has called Carolina Tiger Rescue home. He has met hundreds of people and watched so many changes in our landscape. He has lived in multiple enclosures and had many different neighbors. Unfortunately this week the staff had to make the decision to let Oliver go after a decline in his health. We have known for a while that the 22 (and a half!) year-old was in kidney failure. We knew that he was getting older and more frail as the days passed by, and we knew we needed to make the best decision for him. Oliver was a model old...
Kaari Tiger

Kaari Tiger

Home»Uncategorized» 2018-06-29 Kaari (11)2018-06-29 Kaari (11)2018-06-29 Kaari (13)2018-06-29 Kaari (22)2018-0507 kaari move in (52)2018-0507 kaari move in (52) BornApril 6, 2007 RescuedApril 6, 2018 Passed awayFebruary 23, 2019 Kaari’s Story 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 two girls she came with, who were named Yashira (now Shira) and Yanaba.  When Kaari first arrived, she was hesitant and apprehensive about her new surroundings but settled in beautifully.  Kaari enjoyed tearing into her enrichment boxes! Kaari’s Passing February 26, 2019 We suffered a tragic and very unexpected loss on Saturday. Kaari Tiger was given animal pelt as a form of enrichment. Many of the animals enjoy rubbing on or plucking pelt and Kaari was no different. In her excitement, Kaari swallowed her pelt whole and it became lodged in her throat. Once Kaari was clearly unable to clear her airway and was in crisis, the staff went in with her to remove the obstruction. At that time, she had no heartbeat and was not breathing on her own. They began CPR and she was given drugs to help stimulate her central nervous system in hopes of getting her heart and lungs to restart. Unfortunately, we were unable to revive her. Many of you may not have had the chance yet to meet Kaari. She came to us as part of a four-tiger rescue last year. We placed her and two other females toward the back of the sanctuary to give them time to...
Max Tiger

Max Tiger

Home»Uncategorized» 2018-0405 Max (2)2018-0405 Max (4)2018-0405 Max (8)2018-0405 Max (10)2018-0405 Max (22)2018-0405 Max (23)2018-0405 Max (24)edit 93edit 94edit 952013-03-13 Max (8)2014-01-29 Max Snow (179)2013-03-28 Max (10)2013-03-13 Max (8)2013-03-28 Max (10)2013-03-28 Max (11)2013-05-01 Max and Kizmet (2)2013-08-25 Max (60)2013-08-25 Max (61)2013-11-03 Max (31) BornSeptember 13, 1999 RescuedSeptember 13, 2011 Passed awayJanuary 23, 2019 Max’s Story Max came to Carolina Tiger Rescue from Wild Animal Orphanage in San Antonio, Texas with ten other animals, including three lions and six other tigers. Wild Animal Orphanage was a rescue that became overwhelmed by the number of animals they had and did not have enough resources to care for them. Over 300 animals had to be re-homed when they shut down. With the help of Tigers in America, we were able to rescue ten animals, giving them a better and more secure life. Max’s Passing January 24, 2019 The animal care staff has been keeping a very close eye on Max Tiger for a number of weeks due to his difficulty walking and not being interested in food. Over the past few weeks, we have juggled different medications at different levels trying to keep him pain-free, walking steadily, and interested in food. We knew that we were looking at very limited time with him, but as with all of our animals, we wanted to make sure that he had a good quality of life. This week we decided that it was time to let Max go. Max had such a following of volunteers, adoptive parents, and staff. He was one of our tigers that was certainly considered an old soul, but he was always happy...
Simon Serval

Simon Serval

Home»Uncategorized» 2017-1117 Simon (8)2017-1117 Simon (9)2005-05-09 Simon (5)2007-02 Simon (01)2009-03-31 Simon (01)2009-04-04 Simon (01)2015-05-28 Simon (29)2015-05-28 Simon (30)2015-05-28 Simon (33)Archive simon (2)2015-05-28 Simon (32) Born July 22, 1998 Born at Carolina Tiger Rescue Passed away December 1, 2018 Simon’s Story Simon was born as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s former breeding program.  Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly 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; Carolina Tiger Rescue is their permanent home. Simon’s Passing December 5, 2018 The week started late last week when we decided that we were going to let Simon Serval go due to his advancing kidney disease.  We have known for a while that his kidneys were failing and were able to keep him comfortable for a while with subcutaneous fluids.  But even with that support, his kidneys were just unable to keep up. Simon was everything you would want of a serval.  He was a tall, stately serval with the best serval face.  He was easily won over with his favorite treats and always looked so regal when napping in the sun.  His quick reflexes would abound as he quickly reached through the fence to help himself to whatever tasty treat came his way.  But he wasn’t always a serious serval.  On multiple occasions he would get a cardboard box “stuck” on his head.  He would wander until the box finally came off.  His enthusiasm for enrichment and social nature will be...
Hobie Serval

Hobie Serval

Home»Uncategorized» 2017-1106 Hobie (6)2017-1106 Hobie (7)2017-1106 Hobie (9)2012-03-07 Hobie (40)2009-05-12 Hobie (1)2009-05-12 Hobie (3)2009-05-12 Hobie (5)2010-04-06 Hobie (43)2010-04-06 Hobie (47)2012-03-07 Hobie (40)2013-05-08 Hobie (41)2013-05-08 Hobie (42)2014-03-20 Hobie (34)2015-05-21 Hobie (43)2012-05-17 Hobie (11)- edited Born November 5, 2005 Rescued July 15, 2008 Passed away December 4, 2018 Hobie’s Story Hobie was once a privately owned pet in Asheboro, North Carolina, where he was kept in a 8ft x 8ft dog crate. His former owners found that once Hobie started to mature, he became very aggressive toward the owner’s husband. Hobie also had a bad habit of ingesting household objects, such as socks, that would require surgery to remove. When his family decided they could no longer care for him, they contacted Carolina Tiger Rescue. Hobie’s Passing December 5, 2018 Late last week, Hobie Serval had an off day.  Keepers gave him fluids and he seemed back to normal.  But on Saturday, he looked significantly worse.  Dr. Lassiter came out and we got him down for a physical.  She found what appeared to be a bowel obstruction.  Unfortunately for Hobie, this was not his first obstruction.  Before coming to live with us, he had multiple surgeries to remove foreign objects. Due to his condition (he was dehydrated, had high kidney values, and had a very low temperature), we decided to get him hydrated and warmed up overnight and to perform his surgery the next day.  On Sunday, his blood work looked better than the previous day and his temperature was back to normal.  Dr. Lassiter was able to remove the blockage and we recovered him in the vet center overnight.  We...

Keeper Tessa’s Blog 3/13/19 Mar 13, 2019 I have an exciting update for you today! Beau Cougar has been moved to an outdoor enclosure! read more Keeper Tessa’s Blog 3/5/19 Mar 5, 2019 If you have read Dr. Hunter's latest blog post, you know that Fenimore Tiger got his physical! This allowed us to get an ultrasound on his belly, take some blood to get in-depth tests on, and to get a good look at him. My job during the knockdown is very different than Dr. Hunter's. read more Keeper Tessa’s Blog 2/15/19 Feb 15, 2019 Do you share a room with a brother or sister? If you do, you may know what it’s like to occasionally not get along with them and wish you had a room of your own. Our animals might go through the same thing with their enclosure-mates. read more Keeper Tessa’s Blog 1/25/19 Jan 25, 2019 Our new cougar cub has a name! We are so excited to start calling him by his name and to hopefully get him used to it and used to having humans around. read more Keeper Tessa’s Blog 1/16/19 Jan 17, 2019 What exciting news I have to share today! I was able to go on my first rescue yesterday and we brought a new cougar cub to his new forever home! read more Keeper Tessa’s Blog 11/8/18 Nov 8, 2018 It’s a cold and dreary day here in Pittsboro, NC. It’s 40 degrees and rainy. In fact, we haven’t seen the sun in a couple days! read...