Shira is a playful tiger. She was rescued along with three other tigers, Tio, Yanaba, and Kaari, in April of 2018. Shira has enjoyed all the new experiences at Carolina Tiger Rescue and typically just goes with the flow.
How Shira Came to the Sanctuary
Shira was rescued along with three other tigers, Kaari, Yanaba, and Tio, from a facility in the southwestern part of the United States in April 2018. Due to limited details and the ongoing situation, not much else is known about where the four tigers came from. Her name when she first arrived was Yashira. Carolina Tiger Rescue decided to shorten it to Shira to prevent confusion between her and the two girls she came with, who were named Yakira (then changed to Kaari) and Yanaba. Kaari passed away in February 2019.
Despite her age, Shira is quite playful. She enjoys running around and exploring her enclosure. She loves new enrichment and basking in her pool. Shira is very food-motivated and is settling into her new life here at Carolina Tiger Rescue. She loves to stalk up at the fence or from far away. She will most likely be at the fence to greet you or stalk you. She used to live with Kaari and Yanaba and was sometimes too playful with Kaari. Kaari would tell her right away how she felt about that. Shira loves to be sneaky and hide behind platforms, trees, and even water dishes. She is very curious and is the first one to check things out. When Shira got her first pool, she went right in. She enjoys taking a dip on hot days.
Shira has a dark fluffy coat. She seems to be a little shorter in stature. Her face is smaller and her snout is shorter and slightly more narrow.
Shira lives in Pine Forest with Saber Tiger. They are on tour down the path from Kitwana and Zari Caracal and next to Tasha Tiger.
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 that these animals now are in their forever home and have nothing to worry about, except when the food truck is coming.