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 May 1, 2018

Rescued August 19, 2023

How Simba 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, Simba was a failed pet, who was rescued in 2020.

Personality

Simba enjoys perching on tall platforms or den boxes. He can often be found in his treehouse. He is very curious when the keepers are around his enclosure, always watching what they are doing. He likes scent enrichment.

Description

Simba has a flat coat. He also has a wider nose and shorter legs than his enclosure mate King.

 

Where in Sanctuary

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

Wild Animals as Pets

Simba 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

Simba

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

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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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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.

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Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching "kids" of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our "Kid for a Day" Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

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There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.