Kaari came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in April of 2018. Her name when she first arrived was Yakira. Carolina Tiger Rescue decided to shorten it to Kaari to prevent confusion between her and the other two girls she came with, who at the time were named Yashira and Yanaba. When Kaari first arrived she was hesitant and apprehensive of her new surroundings but has settled in beautifully and is now enjoying her new home. Kaari has enjoyed tearing into her enrichment boxes! 

Born April 6, 2007
Rescued April 6, 2018

How Kaari Came to the Sanctuary

Kaari was rescued along with 3 other tigers, Yanaba, Shira, and Tio, from a facility in the southwestern part of the United States. Due to limited details and the ongoing situation, not much else is known about where the 4 tigers came from.


Kaari is a fairly laid back tiger who tends to keep to herself. She doesn't mind spending time with Shira Tiger, but is also content to be on her own. She loves her pool and is extremely food motivated.


Kaari stands among the three girls, with her wider face and sleek coat. Her nose is wider and longer and her coat is lighter and than the other two and it is sleeker than Shira’s.

Where in Sanctuary

KaariTiger lives on Pine Forest. She lives next to Fenimore and Emerson Tigers and away from the tour path. Kaari prefers the quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of the tour path.

Rescues with Little Information

The 4 tigers, Shira, Yanaba, Kaari, and Tio, who came from the southwestern part of the United States came from a sensitive situation and not many details were provided. In some situations we have lots of information and can plan ahead of time, while others pop up quickly and require discretion. The important thing is, these animals now are in their forever home and have nothing to worry about, except when the food truck is coming.

Panthera tigris