It’s World Rainforest Day! Several of the animals we care for at Carolina Tiger Rescue are species native to rainforests around the world, so it’s important to do what we can to protect their native habitats. Read more here!
No two tigers have the same stripes — and it’s how Carolina Tiger Rescue staff can identify the residents, especially if a tiger has an enclosure mate. Our education director shares how she uses the cats’ cool stripes to identify five different resident tigers! Read more here!
Carolina Tiger Rescue is home to cats big and small! So, what’s the difference between a big cat and a small cat? We’ll tell you this: It has nothing to do with their size. Read more here!
For 45 years, Carolina Tiger Rescue has been a refuge that allows big cats and other animals to live out their lives in safety. Most of the animals were personal pets, used in roadside zoos, or rescued from failing sanctuaries. This 55-acre facility has made it its mission to save and protect wild cats in captivity and in the wild. Read more here!
Holiday spoiler alert: Most store-bought desserts and baked sweets — everything from cookies and cupcakes to donuts and pies — use palm oil. The good news is that with a bit of a time investment, you can bake your own goods and avoid palm oil altogether. Read more here!
We are excited to be welcoming seven new servals into the family, just in time for the holidays! This international rescue began several months ago when we were contacted by authorities in British Columbia, Canada after they shut down a backyard breeder. Read more here!
What sound does a tiger make? Clearly, the big cats can roar, but there’s a more social greeting the keepers at Carolina Tiger Rescue have grown to know. Get this: they can even mimic it! Read more here!
Palm oil production is the leading cause of habitat loss for Sumatran tigers. At least 90 percent of their habitat has been claimed by palm oil plantations. Read more here!
The rescue decided it couldn’t take cat species, such as snow leopards and Canadian lynx, that require a cold climate. At least not at this time. The decision shows Carolina Tiger’s dedication to its rescue, education and conservation efforts. Read more here!
We had a dream for a better welcome experience for our new animals- outdoor access, where they could lounge in the sun, hear the lions oofing at twilight and get used to the sounds of the tractor and vehicles. Read more here!
It’s hard to resist a cute and cuddly tiger cub, the reality behind cub petting though, is a dark one. Those facilities that are involved in cub petting are only concerned about one thing, and that is how much money they can make. Read more here!
Nine tiger subspecies roamed the far east fewer than 100 years ago. Due to poaching and habitat loss, the Caspian, Javan, and Bali subspecies, which were all once found in Indonesia, were wiped out. Read more here!
WildTrack, which uses non-evasive research to monitor wildlife, has been working with Carolina Tiger Rescue for several years to build a database of tiger footprints. Read more here!
State officials in Virginia found the trio in a small, manure-filled cattle trailer during a raid in August 1995. The tigers were meant to be sold. Officials sent the trio to us when we were still known as Carnivore Preservation Trust, and they lived in peace. Read more here!
The first step every morning for Carolina Tiger Rescue animal keepers is to clear the sanctuary. One of our skilled keepers will drive around the sanctuary in an closed vehicle to check the health and safety statuses of the big and medium residents. Read more here!
A photograph of a young ocelot was released Tuesday by the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge on their Facebook page. Read more here!
A bobcat was photographed atop a utility pole on Bodie Island, proving the shy creatures live on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Read more here!
Camera traps have revealed a tigress with three healthy cubs in a wildlife corridor in Bhutan. It has been 7 years since the tigress was last seen which was during the national tiger survey in 2014. Read more here!
The Americas’ smallest wildcat is finally getting its day in the sun as the 10,000th image in the Photo Ark project, which aims to document every captive species on Earth. Read more here!
Up-close cameos by one of the world’s most all-around magnificent carnivores aren’t super-common. Read more here!
Many Americans mistakenly believe they see dangerous animals – so some scientists are taking to Twitter to correct these misperceptions. Read more here!
George Turner is a gifted wildlife photographer who excels at capturing animals in their natural state. Earlier this year when exploring the native wildlife of Tanzania on the Namiri Plains-Asilia Africa, he stumbled upon a most beautiful sight: a pure black African serval cat. Read more here!
What would you do if you suddenly ran into the king of beasts on a dark road in Ethiopia? Scream? Run? Faint? Not Çağan Şekercioğlu. Instead, he took a deep breath and kept his camera rolling from inside his vehicle, capturing a rare video of an Ethiopian lion. Read more here!
Some are in roadside zoos. Some are pets. Many are abused. A lack of regulation on big cats is putting animals and humans at risk. Read more here!
What does the fairy tale Cinderella have to do with Global Tiger Day? Quite a lot, if that story is about the wild Amur (or Siberian) tiger named Cinderella (“Zolushka” in Russian). Hers is a tale of hope—and one that provides a blueprint for the future of tigers across Asia. Read more here!