Sheba Lion

Sheba Lion

Home» category» Uncategorized» 2017-1213 Sheba (8)2017-1213 Sheba (10)2017-1213 Sheba (12)2017-1213 Sheba (13)2017-1213 Sheba (14)2017-1213 Sheba (18)2010-12-15 Sheba (13)2010-12-15 Sheba (14)2010-12-15 Sheba (16)2010-12-17 Sheba (11)2011-01-25 Sheba (21)2011-07-07 Sheba (36)2011-09 Sheba (2)2013-11-03 Sheba (63)2013-11-03 Sheba (63)2013-08-21 Sheba (7)2012-04-25 Sheba (1)2012-05-06 Sheba (20)2012-11-14 Sheba (7)2013-08-21 Sheba (7) BornJanuary 1, 2002 RescuedNovember 12, 2010 Passed awayJuly 19, 2019 Sheba’s Story Sheba was originally used as a “Pay-to-Pet” cub in Mexico and was walked up and down the beaches of Cancún on a leash. When she was about six months old, her owner decided she was too much to handle and she was rescued and sent to the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Texas. WAO shut down in 2010 and over 300 animals had to be rehomed. Carolina Tiger Rescue rescued ten animals, including three lions and seven tigers. Sheba’s Passing July 23, 2019 We have sad news to share about the loss of Sheba Lion. Sheba got overheated this past week due to vomiting after she ate her meal, not that she just got too hot because of the weather. The animal care team saw her vomit and kept watch over her the entire time. They called for additional help when it was clear that she was not able to recover on her own. We started her on cool IV and SubQ fluids and other cooling techniques. Unfortunately her age made her more susceptible to the increased temperatures. It is likely that her kidneys and liver were already not in the best of condition before this and simply couldn’t handle the additional stress. At 17 plus years of age, most cats have some kidney...
Fenimore Tiger

Fenimore Tiger

Home» category» Uncategorized» 2012-07-13 Fenimore (10)2011-12 Fenimore (2)2011-12 Fenimore (4)2012-02-15 Emerson and Fenimore enrichment (11)2012-07-13 Fenimore (10)2012-07-20 Fenimore (10)2013-01-29 Fenimore (27)2013-03-03 Fenimore (2)2013-03-03 Fenimore (5)2014-08-16 Fenimore and Emerson (5)fenimore2008-09-05 Fenimore (8)2008-10-07 Fenimore (4)2009-05-09 Fenimore (3)2011-01-20 Fenimore (1) - cropped2011-01-20 Fenimore (2)2009-06-14 Emerson (2) compressed for web2011-12 Fenimore (19) BornJuly 1, 2003 RescuedSeptember 5, 2008 Passed awayJuly 1, 2019 Fenimore’s Story Fenimore Tiger was rescued along with three other tigers (Emerson, Mona, and Moki) from the Wesa-a-Geh-Ya facility in Warrenton, Missouri, in September, 2008. Wesa-a-Geh-Ya closed following an attack on a volunteer by a tiger named Hercules. Hercules was shot and killed by his owner to stop the attack and his body was initially hidden from local authorities. The law enforcement officer that responded to the scene was told that the volunteer was injured by a pit bull, but the owner of Wesa later corrected this statement. Wesa-a-Geh-Ya had surrendered its USDA license in 2003 (a USDA license allows a facility to exhibit animals to the public) and had been under pressure from PETA. At the time Wesa announced its plans to close, there were approximately 22 tigers, 8 lions, a cougar, and several other exotic animals on a small portion of the 17-acre property. The other animals were placed in different sanctuaries and animal parks in Oklahoma and Colorado. Even after its closure, Wesa-a-Geh-Ya continued to be investigated by the Warrenton sheriff’s department and the USDA based on accusations that they bred and sold exotic animals and pelts for profit. Warren County did eventually establish an ordinance banning the ownership of exotic animals. Fenimore’s Passing June 19th, 2015 We...
Shenandoah Tiger

Shenandoah Tiger

Home» category» Uncategorized» IMG_0371IMG_0387IMG_03912018-0104 Shenandoah snow (5)2018-0104 Shenandoah snow (8)2018-0104 Shenandoah snow (11)2018-0104 Shenandoah snow (13)2018-0104 Shenandoah snow (17)2018-0104 Shenandoah snow (18)2018-0104 Shenandoah snow (22)2017-1108 Shenandoah eating (4)2017-1108 Shenandoah eating (5)2017-1108 Shenandoah eating (7)2017-1108 Shenandoah eating (13)IMG_3650IMG_3650IMG_3650IMG_3650IMG_3650IMG_3698 BornOctober 12, 2001 RescuedOctober 12, 2016 Passed awayMay 18, 2019 Shenandoah’s Story Shenandoah came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with her enclosure-mate, Saber, and fourteen other animals from a facility in Colorado. This facility was closed down when the owner fell ill. Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries around the country to find homes for over 100 animals. At some point, likely early in Shenandoah’s life, she was declawed and de-fanged, which is a practice common in cub petting. In 2018, Carolina Tiger Rescue, with the help of Peter Emily International Veterinary Dentistry Foundation were able to perform root canals on Shenandoah’s canines, to prevent any infections or future pain.  Shenandoah’s Passing May 22, 2019 We have been treating Shenandoah for an issue with her back for some time. She was losing feeling in her back legs, most likely due to an impingement on her spine. We had her on medications to reduce the inflammation and to ensure she wasn’t in pain, but over the weekend she showed a dramatic shift in her ability to walk. We knew that there was no more that could be done to improve her situation and made the decision to let her go. Shenandoah was a delightful tiger to get to know. Though she was certainly more reserved than her ostentatious enclosure mate, Saber, Shen certainly shined in her own fashion. Though not always the...
Petee Ocelot

Petee Ocelot

Home» category» Uncategorized» 2017-0913 petee (4)2004-09-06 Petee. jpg (12)2004-09-06 Petee. jpg (19)2005-08-05 Petee2005-08-06 Petee (2)2005-08-06 Petee (6)2006-04-30 Petee (3)2012-05-06 Petee (11)2012-09-26 Petee (3)2012-12-30 Petee (163)2012-12-30 Petee (166)2015-10-08 Petee (24)2014-07-17 Petee (69)2004-09-06 Petee. jpg (1)2000 Petee (5) BornApril 13, 1999 Born atCarolina Tiger Rescue Passed awayApril 9, 2019 Petee’s Story Petee 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 at Carolina Tiger Rescue for the rest of their lives. Petee was one of our more social ocelots.  He loved to come up and greet tour guests and visitors, hoping they will have a treat or two for him.  Petee was a tough ocelot who once took on a copperhead and won!  At times, he would become possessive of his water dish, reminding volunteers that it is his and no one else can have it.  Petee often just hanging out when tour groups visited; he was a tour favorite because he enjoyed checking out his visitors as they tell him how handsome was.   Petee’s Passing April 10, 2019 For the past few weeks we have been keeping a very close eye on Petee Ocelot. His appetite had decreased and his coat condition had deteriorated. We knew that his age had not been kind to his kidneys and did everything that we could to help support his failing system. Unfortunately, that battle came to an end this week. Overnight his...

First Twilight 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out for our annual Last Twilight donor event on Saturday, November 3, 2018! Keeper Lauren Humphries had a lot to tell us about operant conditioning for our animals.

Oliver Ocelot

Oliver Ocelot

Home» category» 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...