Fabio von Prickles came to us in June 2019. After being under “witness protection” for more than two and a half years, his case concluded in November 2021, and we were finally able to announce his arrival along with Bud, Poppy, Clover, and Tulip Coatimundis. They were part of a large group of animals seized from a roadside zoo in Quebec, Canada, and were our first international rescue.
Born June 30, 2016
Rescued June 30, 2019
How Fabio Came to the Sanctuary
Fabio von Prickles 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. All the animals that used to reside at the roadside zoo were rehomed to legitimate sanctuaries. Carolina Tiger Rescue took in Fabio and 4 coatimundis.
It has taken some time to get to know Fabio due to him being nocturnal. He sleeps most of the day but when he comes out, he's got a big personality. He enjoys munching on vegetables and fruits and his favorite pastime is digging. Fabio will dig several holes each night, which is a behavior he would do in the wild.
Fabio is easily identifiable with his long quills. His quills are black and taper to a white tip. When he is startled or angry, he will puff up his quills to make him look larger.
Where in Sanctuary
Fabio lives in Mimosa Point across the road from Ranger Bobcat and Willow Bobcat. He lives off tour.
Fabio Von Prickles 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.