Samar is a playful, social tiger, who loves attention. He loves to explore new enrichment and visit with anyone who walks by. He was difficult to keep out of the limelight when the case he was apart of was still on going. He wanted all the attention, all the time. Samar loves to watch the happenings of the sanctuary from a low, crouched position, so he can surprise unsuspecting visitors.
Born December 1, 2014
Rescued May 19, 2021
How Samar Came to the Sanctuary
Samar is one of four big cats Carolina Tiger rescued from “Tiger King Park” in Thackerville, Oklahoma early summer of 2021. In total, 68 cats were rescued from this facility after it was shut down due to numerous Endangered Species Act violations. Due to the nature of the court case, we were unable to speak about them until now!
Samar is currently living in Pine Forest, next to Mick, Dylan, and Bowie Serval and across from Saber and Shira Tiger.
Samar and 67 other big cats were rescued from a notorious and famous roadside zoo in Oklahoma. "The animals frequently live in small, dirty cages. They are fed inadequate food, and are denied medical care. They have little in the way of mental stimulation — often, not even the company of other animals, since many roadside zoos keep animals confined alone in their cages. Sometimes roadside zoos also encourage dangerous interactions between animals and visitors, such as bottle feeding tiger cubs."-Animal Legal Defense Fund
The roadside zoo that Naveen came from had been shut down due to many violations, including violating the endangered species act. The animals were confiscated and rehomed to accredited sanctuaries around the country.