King Serval

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

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.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4684 (919) 542-4454 info@carolinatigerrescue.org

Wildlife should be in the Wild

Rescue

Education

  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

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Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary.

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

When a sister sanctuary in Florida shifted their mission to focus on native wildlife, they had to find a new home for their exotic animals. In summer 2023, we gladly took in their four serval boys: Kito, Saka, King and Simba. 

Born July 1, 2021

Rescued August 19, 2023

How King Came to the Sanctuary

When a sister sanctuary in Florida shifted their mission to focus on native wildlife, they had to find a new home for their exotic animals. In summer 2023, we gladly took in their four serval boys: Kito, Saka, King and Simba. Prior to living in a sanctuary, King was a failed pet in Florida.

Personality

King is always ready to be fed, even if he just ate. He is more dominant than his enclosure mates and will make sure they shift away from him at mealtime. That said, he can still be picky and refuses to eat food that still has feathers and fur attached. King is pretty sneaky and will crouch right by the fence where he can’t be seen.

Description

King has a pinched face and the smallest nose of all his enclosure mates. He also has a flat coat and long, regal appearance.

 

Where in Sanctuary

King lives in an on-tour enclosure with Kito, Saka, and Simba. They live in Pear Orchard, near Cantata New Guinea Singing Dog.

Wild Animals as Pets

King started his life as a pet before making his way to a sanctuary in Florida. Unfortunately, servals are becoming very common in the pet trade, and they are only growing in popularity thanks to social media. If you see videos of servals on social media, don’t interact or share with them. Viewing this content just pushes the algorithm to share it with more people, allowing misinformation to spread.

Leptailurus serval

King