Tessa Stripes is our newest animal keeper here at Carolina Tiger Rescue. She studied wildlife biology at Virginia Tech. Before coming to Carolina Tiger Rescue, she interned at Wildlife Safari. Her favorite animals to work with are tigers! She enjoys giving the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue a safe and appropriate home for them. It’s a hard and dirty job, but she loves it! Her favorite time of year at the rescue is the fall, when all the animals get pumpkins for enrichment!

Keeper Tessa’s Blog 6/28/20

After a full physical and the required time in quarantine, Daisy Coatimundi received the all-clear from our vet and moved into her very own outdoor enclosure! South American Coatis normally live to be 7 to 8 years old in the wild and 15 to 16 years old in captivity. Daisy is only one year old and has shown she has all of the energy of a young coati. She is loving the natural light, plants, and her climbing structures. Oh boy, does she love to climb, whether it’s her platforms or enclosure fence! She sure makes visits to her enclosure memorable!