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Dr. Hunter’s Blog 2/1/19

Last week was tough, with the passing of Max Tiger. But one thing we have to remember is that we will continue to have animals who need us and we have to keep giving those animals our best, even when we are feeling down and out. A good reminder of that is our new cougar cub, Beau!

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Dr. Wilde’s Blog 1/31/19

Sometimes I am glad when my job takes me indoors! It is cold in Pittsboro, NC this morning! It's only 17 degrees here! I know it's colder in other parts of the country but us clouded leopards do not do so well in the cold!

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Keeper Tessa’s Blog 1/25/19

Our new cougar cub has a name! We are so excited to start calling him by his name and to hopefully get him used to it and used to having humans around.

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Keeper Tessa’s Blog 1/16/19

What exciting news I have to share today! I was able to go on my first rescue yesterday and we brought a new cougar cub to his new forever home!

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Dr. Wilde’s Blog 11/10/18

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.

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Dr. Hunter’s Blog 11/9/18

Rainy days make my job a bit harder. Sometimes it’s difficult to get a good look at the animals on rainy days because they hide out in their den boxes and can’t be bothered to emerge. Other times, if they do come up, they are covered in mud! Though, I can’t say I mind a good roll in the mud myself sometimes.

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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 1/31/19

Sometimes I am glad when my job takes me indoors! It is cold in Pittsboro, NC this morning! It’s only 17 degrees here! I know it’s colder in other parts of the country but us clouded leopards do not do so well in the cold!

Dr. Wilde’s Blog 11/10/18

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.

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 1/25/19

Our new cougar cub has a name! We are so excited to start calling him by his name and to hopefully get him used to it and used to having humans around.

Keeper Tessa’s Blog 1/16/19

What exciting news I have to share today! I was able to go on my first rescue yesterday and we brought a new cougar cub to his new forever home!

Dr. Lamar Hunter has just joined the Carolina Tiger Rescue team as a wildlife veterinarian. After he graduated from NC State’s vet school, Dr. Hunter studied under Dr. Angela Lassiter at Carolina Tiger Rescue. He helps with physicals, medical procedures, and loves seeing the animals improve under the care of the awesome vets at the rescue. Dr. Hunter enjoys working with all the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue, but his favorite is the lions.

Dr. Hunter’s Blog 2/1/19

Last week was tough, with the passing of Max Tiger. But one thing we have to remember is that we will continue to have animals who need us and we have to keep giving those animals our best, even when we are feeling down and out. A good reminder of that is our new cougar cub, Beau!

Dr. Hunter’s Blog 11/9/18

Rainy days make my job a bit harder. Sometimes it’s difficult to get a good look at the animals on rainy days because they hide out in their den boxes and can’t be bothered to emerge. Other times, if they do come up, they are covered in mud! Though, I can’t say I mind a good roll in the mud myself sometimes.