Local Girls Scouts troop builds new platforms for animals
Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.
Girls Scout Troop #3341 of Girls Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines built two Carolina Tiger Rescue animals new platforms, which were distributed last week.
Electra Caracal and Elvis Serval gained the new additions to their enclosures — and they are enjoying the platforms!
The troop worked with Carolina Tiger keepers in making its design a reality. They also discussed how the project would accommodate Elvis, who has three legs. His platform is multi-leveled and contains a ramp.
“They did a really good job,” senior keeper Lauren Humphries said. “We had discussed how to make the platform more handicap for Elvis. It has multiple areas, multiple levels. There are safety rails around the platforms so he can’t fall off. He can get high off the ground. He can get down down below and hide.”
Electra’s is shaped like a tee-pee and opens on both ends.
Consider it new enrichment! When Carolina Tiger team members add something to animals’ enclosures to stimulate one of the five senses, it’s considered enrichment.
The residents have platforms in their enclosures to enjoy climbing and lounging on various playgrounds!
Electra Caracal enjoys time in her new platform.
Elvis Serval gets a new addition to his enclosure.
Girl Scouts pose at Carolina Tiger Rescue.