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. Wilde’s Blog 4/29/20
Kinkajous are native to Central and South America so they are used to much warmer weather than the winters of North Carolina. They are unable to regulate their body temperature in cold weather which means they spend the cooler months in winter homes in our kinkajou houses. Each house is split into two indoor enclosures. Each indoor enclosure is attached to an outdoor enclosure by a small door so that the kinkajous can easily be shifted indoors or outdoors depending on the weather. The temperatures here in Pittsboro, NC have become consistent enough to allow Albert, Baxter, Lola, and Wednesday Kinkajou to officially shift outdoors for the warmer months! Today, the kinkajous were featured in their outdoor enclosures in a live video from the sanctuary. While they are nocturnal by nature, the kinkajous will surely come out during the day if treats are involved! You can find the video here. It is titled “Facebook LIVE: Meet the Kinkajous!” Check it out to hear their stories, learn cool kinkajou facts, and see them snack on treats.