Electra was born at Carolina Tiger Rescue as part of our former breeding program. Electra is a small, lean caracal who packs a lot of attitude into her tiny body and enjoys being part of the tour. If she is not stalking you through the grass in her enclosure, Electra may be taking a break high up on one of her platforms, but she is still keeping a close eye on what is going on.

Born August 8, 2000

How Electra Came to the Sanctuary

Electra was born at Carolina Tiger Rescue as part of the former breeding program. Carolina Tiger Rescue started in the late 1970’s as Carnivore Preservation Trust (CPT). Our goal back then was to breed keystone species, such as caracals, to one day release them back into their natural habitats when it was safe to do so. When Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facilities began breeding in accordance with the Species Survival Plan, CPT turned its focus to rescuing. Those animals who were born here will live out their lives at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

Personality

Electra is much more shy than our other two caracals, preferring to stay away when the tours come by. She enjoys patrolling her territory to ensure no one gets too close to the border. Electra is very feisty and will hiss at volunteers and keepers alike, reminding everyone that she is a wild animal and not to be messed with.

Description

Electra is a petite caracal with tufts of hair on the top of her ears that stick straight up. She weighs around 20 pounds. Female caracals are typically smaller than the males.

Where in Sanctuary

Electra is located in Pear Orchard in an enclosure in front of Savannah Serval's enclosure and between Kitwana and Zari Caracal's and Beau Cougar's enclosures. She is off the tour path to give Beau more privacy from tour guests while he continues to settle into his new home in the sanctuary.

Breeding

In the late 1990's, Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly Carnivore Preservation Trust, decided that we were no longer going to breed due to the number of accredited facilities that were abiding by the Species Survival Plan. The Species Survival Plan was set up to ensure that breeding in captivity was only being done to conserve a species. This helps limit needless breeding and prevents a surplus of animals living in captivity. Carolina Tiger Rescue only supports breeding in captivity if it is done in accordance with the Species Survival Plan.

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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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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.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

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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.

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Field Trips

Field Trips

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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.

Our Rescues
Bobcat at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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BOBCATS

Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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CARACALS

Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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COATIMUNDIS

Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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COUGARS

Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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KINKAJOUS

In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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LEOPARDS

Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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LIONS

Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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OCELOTS

Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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SERVALS

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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TIGERS

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Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Individual Volunteering

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Group Volunteering

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.

Ways to Support Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Big Cat Dinner Club

Whether it’s a monthly donation or a one-time gift, a symbolic animal adoption, a gift to the Big Cat Dinner Club, or any other kind of donation, your contribution to Carolina Tiger Rescue goes straight to work helping to save wild cats in need.  Don’t see what you are looking for, our development staff can help you find a meaningful way to support the cats!