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 8/25/21

Whew! It has been a while since my last update everyone, my apologies! It has been a busy few months here at the sanctuary! Summer interns have come and gone, summer camp was so much fun, and I can’t wait to update you on all the new and exciting things happening at the sanctuary!

Today I want to tell you about our newest arrival at Carolina Tiger Rescue, a young serval named Pixie! Over the 4th of July weekend, animal control picked up a serval and two other cats wandering the woods outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Pixie completed quarantine and had her initial physical exam at another facility before making the journey to North Carolina. The other two cats that Pixie was originally found with also found new homes.  Pixie made the journey from Boston to North Carolina on an airplane and myself and the other animal keepers picked her up at the airport and brought her to her new forever home at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

At just 14 pounds, Pixie is petite and is the smallest serval that calls Carolina Tiger Rescue home. She is a calm and confident serval and we can’t wait to learn more about her as she settles into her new home at Carolina Tiger Rescue.