Queen Serval is one of four girls that came to us from British Columbia in November of 2019. Queen is the quiet observer of the group of servals she lives with. She enjoys watching from the sidelines as her enclosure mates quickly investigate new things.
Born November 26, 2016
Rescued November 26, 2019
How Queen Came to the Sanctuary
Queen came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home on November 26, 2019. She, along with 12 other servals, was rescued from a backyard breeder in British Columbia, Canada. The servals were kept in RVs with no ventilation, no natural light, and unsanitary conditions. The cats were confiscated by the SPCA of British Columbia and taken to a holding facility until they were able to be rehomed to accredited sanctuaries in the United States.
Queen is more reserved and quiet than the two other female servals she lives with. She is content to hang back and observe her surroundings. She does, however, have a playful side. She enjoys playing in her water dish and chasing streams of water!
Queen is distinguishable from her enclosure mates because of her tiny snout and face. Her small face makes her ears look enormous, even by serval standards. Her coat is a pale yellow.
Where in Sanctuary
Queen currently lives on tour on Cherry Lane, sharing an enclosure with two other female servals she was rescued with, Stevie and Cher. Queen and the girls live across the tour path from Kitwana and Zari Caracal.
Queen and the 12 other servals she was rescued with lived in rough conditions before finding their forever homes in accredited sanctuaries. The backyard breeder they were rescued from was selling their kittens for thousands of dollars and confining the adults in horrific and unsafe conditions. All of the servals were declawed at some point and some show healed fractures on X-rays that are likely a result of metabolic bone disease due to improper diets. The goal of the breeder is to make as much money as possible off of these cats by selling their kittens for as much as possible. Carolina Tiger Rescue asks that you remember these are wild animals that deserve the best life possible. They are predators, not pets, and deserve to be treated as such.