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Dr. Hunter’s Blog 1/2/20

The seven servals said goodbye to quarantine! I’m happy to report that they have all been moved into their outdoor enclosures. What a way to ring in the new year!

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Dr. Wilde’s Blog 12/13/19

Each of the seven new servals needs to have a physical done by our vet before they can leave quarantine. One problem we will look for during their physicals is metabolic bone disease, or MBD.

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Keeper Tessa’s Blog 11/25/19

I’m excited to tell you all that we will be welcoming seven servals into the family tomorrow! This rescue began several months ago when we were contacted by authorities in Canada after they shut down a backyard breeder.

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Keeper Tessa’s Blog 11/22/19

Sometimes we are called to rescue an animal with plenty of time to get ready for their arrival. Other times, that is not the case, so we always want to be prepared.

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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 12/13/19

Each of the seven new servals needs to have a physical done by our vet before they can leave quarantine. One problem we will look for during their physicals is metabolic bone disease, or MBD.

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Dr. Wilde’s Blog 9/10/19

Cats are split into two categories - big cats and small cats. There are several differences between these two groups, and, no, it is not just their size!

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Dr. Wilde’s Blog 7/31/19

Carolina Tiger Rescue staff have been so excited for the Lion King movie! Yesterday, we all went to Marbles IMAX theater to enjoy it and sing along to all the songs (in our heads, of course).

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Dr. Wilde’s Blog 7/11/19

Today, I want to talk about scientific names. Scientific names were created to help people talk about an animal even if they have different common names for the animal.

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Dr. Wilde’s Blog 5/24/19

As you probably know by now, I love finding new animals in the sanctuary. I found another native species today! I was heading back to visit Fenimore and Emerson at their off tour enclosure when I spotted a snapping turtle on the path!

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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 11/25/19

I’m excited to tell you all that we will be welcoming seven servals into the family tomorrow! This rescue began several months ago when we were contacted by authorities in Canada after they shut down a backyard breeder.

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Keeper Tessa’s Blog 11/22/19

Sometimes we are called to rescue an animal with plenty of time to get ready for their arrival. Other times, that is not the case, so we always want to be prepared.

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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 1/2/20

The seven servals said goodbye to quarantine! I’m happy to report that they have all been moved into their outdoor enclosures. What a way to ring in the new year!

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Dr. Hunter’s Blog 8/22/19

Our quarantine building, Karen’s Keep, is getting an upgrade! Staff and volunteers have been working very hard to build outdoor shifts for future quarantined animals!

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Dr. Hunter’s Blog 7/25/19

Summer camp here at the sanctuary is coming to an end. I must say one of my favorite parts of camp was the field trip we took to NC State with the high school campers! We checked out Dr. Adam Hartstone-Rose’s lab and the vet school, my old stomping ground!

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Dr. Hunter’s Blog 7/24/19

Elvis Serval received a physical today. Our high school summer campers were able to witness the sanctuary’s medical care firsthand and even got to listen to Elvis’ heartbeat!

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Dr. Hunter’s Blog 6/10/19

Most of our animals can eat a whole carcass diet, meaning the raw meat and bones, with no problems. Nakobi Cougar and Elvis Serval, however, have some special meal preparation guidelines!

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Dr. Hunter’s Blog 5/19/19

Because we serve as a forever home to our rescues, loss is inevitable in our work. However, no matter how many times we go through it, it never gets easier. Shenandoah Tiger passed away on May 18 and it was heartbreaking for all of us here at Carolina Tiger Rescue to lose her.

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Dr. Hunter’s Blog 3/5/19

It has been a busy week here at Carolina Tiger Rescue. I heard from Keeper Stripes that we safely moved Fenimore back out to his enclosure yesterday. Today, we turn our attention to Tio Tiger.

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