Rajah Tiger

Rajah Tiger

Rajah Tiger [/et_pb_sidebar] [breadcrumb] 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. The ultrasound...
Moki Tiger

Moki Tiger

Moki Tiger [/et_pb_sidebar] [breadcrumb] 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, 2008 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 up some...
Mona Tiger

Mona Tiger

Mona Tiger [/et_pb_sidebar] [breadcrumb] 2017-0925 Mona eating (14)2017-0925 Mona eating (14)IMG_4600IMG_4644IMG_46732013-11-03 Mona (34)2012-11-04 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) BornSeptember 5, 1998 RescuedSeptember 5, 2008 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 Moki out...

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...

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

Wildlife should be in the Wild

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  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

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Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary.

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching "kids" of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our "Kid for a Day" Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

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Bobcat at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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SERVALS
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There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.