Clover Coatimundi was rescued with 3 other coatimundis and an African Crested porcupine from a roadside zoo in Canada that was closed down in 2019. Clover, though spunky, is much more reserved than the other coatimundis that came from that rescue.
Born June 30, 2016
Rescued June 30, 2019
How Clover Came to the Sanctuary
Clover was rescued from a roadside zoo that was closed down in Canada in the summer of 2019. The animals at the roadside zoo were evidence in a court case for about 2 years which meant Carolina Tiger Rescue could not talk about the animals we received from that rescue during that time. The case has now been resolved which means the animals have been permanently placed with Carolina Tiger Rescue and we can now tell about their story.
Clover is much more reserved than the other three coatimundis she was rescued with. She likes to follow instead of lead and can be quite shy. She does love enrichment but is rarely the first to check it out.
Clover is bigger than Poppy, who she currently lives with.
Clover lives in Pear Orchard across the field from Willow Bobcat. Clover shares her enclosure with Poppy and they live right next door to Daisy and Tulip Coatimundi. In the winter, the coatimundis, like the kinkajous, are moved into indoor housing that is heated.
Clover Coatimundi came from a roadside zoo. Roadside zoos are zoos that pop up on the side of the road to draw in tourists. Most of these places lack proper facilities to adequately take care of their animals. They often breed to bring money in because the public finds it hard to resist baby animals. They rarely provide the animals with proper enclosures with enough space for the animals to live a good life. Star's enclosure was barren when she was rescued. The facility that Poppy came from was closed down due to unsafe conditions for humans and animals. Please check out places before you visit them. Ask questions. Find out what their mission is and why they exist. Find out what their primary goal is.