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.

Dr. Chloe Wilde Blog Post 10/4/2022

Dr. Wilde here to tell you all about World Animal Day. Heinrich Zimmerman introduced world animal day in Berlin and held the first celebration in 1925. It is now celebrated all over the world and happens every year on October fourth. The day is also known as the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of animals and has long been recognized for his caring ways towards animals.

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World animal day has become an opportunity for conservationists to get together and address the problems facing our environment and endangered species. In 2003, a charity called the Naturewatch Foundation began sponsoring world animal day and works to organize events and ways for animal lovers all over the world to make their voices heard for the animals they care so much about. This day reminds us not only to love the animals in our lives, but to continue to strive towards protecting the environment and ecosystems in which they live. Happy World Animal Day!