Pharaoh Serval was rescued from private owners in the fall of 2022 with his enclosure mate Nelly Caracal. The two had to be rescued when their owners life circumstances changed and the two cats had to be rehomed.
Born September 6, 2020
Rescued November 14, 2022
How Pharaoh Came to the Sanctuary
Pharaoh was rescued along with his enclosure mate, Nelly Caracal, from private owners in Tennessee. The owners had to find the wild cats a new home when their life situation changed.
Like with most rescues, it has taken some time for Pharaoh to get used to his new home. He enjoys spending time with his enclosure mate Nelly and on cold nights they have been found sharing the same heated den box. He, of course, has the sass that servals are known for.
Pharaoh has the typical yellow coat with black spots and he sports his large ears very well.
Where in Sanctuary
Pharaoh lives on Mimosa Point with Nelly Caracal, across the safety cage from Blondie Serval. He lives off tour at this time, so he can adjust to his new surroundings.
While there is no doubt that Nelly and Pharaoh's owners loved them, they are a prime example of how even those with the best of intentions should not own wild animals. When life circumstances changed, their owners could no longer keep them, because it was not legal where they were moving to. We are thankful to their owners for contacting Carolina Tiger Rescue so these cats could live out the rest of their lives as the wild cats they are. We also continue to educate and work toward a day when these predators are no longer viewed as pets.