Dr. Wilde’s Blog 11/10/18
Dr. Chloe Wilde is our wildlife biologist. She studied ecology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her favorite topic of study is conservation. Dr. Wilde is passionate about learning about and teaching others about how they can help wild cat populations, including reducing their use of products with palm oil in them. Though Carolina Tiger Rescue does not have any, Dr. Wilde’s favorite animal to study is the clouded leopard.
It’s a busy time here at the rescue! We have been working hard to finish up projects, get ready for winter, and, of course, care for the animals. I love watching the change in the behavior of the animals as a new season rolls around. When the weather starts to turn cool, our big cats especially become more playful and enjoy getting up and moving around more often. I can’t say I blame them! The summers are hot here in North Carolina and carrying around all that weight and fur is a lot of work. I would just as soon sleep the summer days away too!
One thing I love about my job is going out to teach people about our awesome animals! Our Education Department has been busy with lots of presentations and booths over the last couple weeks and it has been a lot of fun to join them! Today, we went to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh to participate in their Darwin Day event! It was a ton of fun to teach everyone about the Rescue and meet some awesome kids!