Millhouse Serval

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Millhouse is a grumpy serval who does not like to be bothered unless it’s feeding time. He enjoys his days away from the tour path, but loves enrichment. Occasionally, he will even paint for the keepers but his favorite activity is destroying boxes. Millhouse spends most of his days lounging in a patch of sun, waiting for someone to bring him another treat.

Born September 17, 1996

How Millhouse Came to the Sanctuary

Millhouse was born at Hexagon Farm in Buena Vista, California, in 1996. He came to live at Carolina Tiger Rescue in 1997, on loan from Opryland, as part of our former breeding program.

Personality

Millhouse has been known to catch snakes that slither into his enclosure. Many times, the snake happens to be a copperhead, a native venomous snake. Millhouse has shown that he still has excellent serval skills, even in his advancing age. He does typically eat parts of the snake, but will leave at least a portion of it for the keepers or volunteers to clean up.

Description

Millhouse had a distinctive snaggletooth that stuck out past his top lip, on the lower, right-hand side of his jaw. This canine tooth was removed but his lip still droops.

Where in Sanctuary

Millhouse is located in Pear Orchard, behind Simon Serval. Millhouse does not like a lot of foot traffic, so he is off the tour path to keep his stress and anxiety down.

Breeding

In the late 1990's, Carolina Tiger Rescue, formally Carnivore Preservation Trust, decided that we would stop breeding, 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 helped 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.

Leptailurus serval

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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.

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1940 Hanks Chapel Rd.
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  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
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