Tulip Coatimundi was rescued with 3 other coatimundis and an African Crested porcupine from a roadside zoo in Canada that was closed down in 2019. Tulip has really come out of her shell over the last couple of years since she came to the Rescue. She is much more independent than the others and is always observing what is going on.
Born June 30, 2016
Rescued June 30, 2019
How Tulip Came to the Sanctuary
Tulip 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.
Tulip has become quite the confident coatimundi in her time here at the Rescue. She loves being outside and, on any day that is even a little warm, you will find her digging in the dirt and climbing on her structures. She is quite independent and enjoys watching everything that is going on.
Tulip is distinguishable from her enclosure mate Daisy because she is smaller than Daisy. Tulip is also a white-nosed coatimundi whereas Daisy is a South American coati, so they are two different species. Tulip is darker with mostly black fur, while Daisy has tan fur.
Tulip lives in Pear Orchard across the field from Willow Bobcat. Tulip shares her enclosure with Daisy and they live right next door to Clover and Poppy Coatimundi. In the winter, the coatimundis, like the kinkajous, are moved into indoor housing that is heated.
Tulip 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. 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.