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 two girls she came with, who were named Yashira (now Shira) and Yanaba.  When Kaari first arrived, she was hesitant and apprehensive about 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 three 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 four tigers came from.


Kaari is a fairly laid-back tiger who tends to keep to herself. She does not 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 out among the three girls with her wider face and sleek coat. Her nose is wider and longer and her coat is lighter than the other two and sleeker than Shira’s.

Where in Sanctuary

Kaari Tiger lives with Yanaba Tiger 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 four 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 are now in their forever home and have nothing to worry about, except when the food truck is coming.

Panthera tigris

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