Saka 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

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  • 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 January 1, 2008

Rescued August 19, 2023

How Saka 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, Saka was a failed pet who was dropped off at a wolfdog rescue in Indiana in 2010.

Personality

Saka is very food motivated and normally one of the first of his enclosure mates to come up at meal time. He eats in a shift with Kito, and Saka always makes a point to grab his meal first. Of his enclosure mates, he gets along best with Kito and can normally be found near him. He enjoys laying in the patches of grass while basking in the sunlight.

Description

Saka has the fluffiest coat of all his enclosure mates and particularly long guard hairs on his chest. He also has a very wide nose.

 

Where in Sanctuary

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

Private Ownership

Saka started his life as a failed pet before making his way to a sanctuary in Florida. Unfortunately, servals are becoming very popular in the pet trade. The lack of legislation concerning the ownership of small cats makes it too easy to obtain a serval. People buy these cats when they’re young, but once they reach maturity, they become too much to handle. They make it very clear that they are wild animals. That’s how most servals come to live at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

Leptailurus serval

Saka