Mila and her sister Riley are currently the youngest tigers at Carolina Tiger Rescue and they are extremely playful and have lots of energy!  She stands apart from Riley because of her heart shaped pink nose.  Mila loves attention and is very social. She is quick to come up to the fence for chuffles. Mila loves to roll around in straw and the scent of other animals around the sanctuary. Though they are very similar, Mila steps out of her more dominant sister, Riley’s way.

Born November 1, 2014
Rescued December 11, 2016

How Mila Came to the Sanctuary

Mila and her enclsoure mate Riley came toe Carolina Tiger Rescue from a facility that closed down in the fall of 2016.  The owner decided to sell his land and donate his animals when he became ill.  Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries from around the country to find homes for over 100 animals. This is the largest rescue to date in Carolina Tiger Rescue's history and the largest rescue of big cats in the United States.


Mila is a very silly tiger with a fantastic and playful personality.  She loves to roll around and rubbing on whatever she can find.  Mila is not particularly food motivated, she seems to prefers and enrichment.  Mila loves enrichment, especially pumpkins and Christmas trees!


Mila is a bit shorter and heavier than her sister Riley.  She has lots of small, thin stripes that cover her body.  Mila's left eye is a bit more squinty than her right which is due to a hereditary issue in which she was born without part of her eyelid.  Our vet repaired the eyelid, however she still squints the left eye more than the right.  Mila is submissive to Riley and stays out of her way when food is involved.

Where in Sanctuary

Mila lives with her sister Riley in Pine Forest.  Max Tiger lives on one side of them, Tasha Tiger is across the path, as are Mona and Moki Tigers. Just down the road from Mila and Riley are Roscoe and Camilla Tigers.

Tiger Parts

The unfortunate truth is that most wild animals are often worth more dead than alive.  A tiger’s worth grows exponentially once its dead because every part of a tiger’s body, including the ground it dies on can be harvested and sold for a profit.  A dead tiger is worth up to $50,000-$60,000 on the black market.  A tiger’s eyes alone can be sold for over $200 to those who believe they can help cure epilepsy, in traditional Chinese medicine.   In the last 100 years, poaching has led to the decline of 97% of the tiger’s wild population. Carolina Tiger Rescue asks that you not support either directly, or indirectly those who use tiger parts in any form or any who are involved in the buying, selling, or trading of tigers and their parts.

Panthera tigris