Rio Bobcat was rescued with 3 other bobcats in the fall of 2022. They all live together and are settling into the sanctuary life. Rio enjoys hanging out with her bobcat companions and is rarely seen without one of them nearby.
Born September 26, 2020
Rescued September 26, 2022
How Rio Came to the Sanctuary
Rio was rescued along with 3 other bobcats, JJ, Monaco, and Cairo, from a private owner in Texas. They were brought to Carolina Tiger Rescue by another facility, In-Sync Exotics and did great on the 17 hour trip.
Rio is the shyest and smallest of the four bobcats. She is always seen near or next to another of her companions and rarely will venture out on her own to explore her enclosure.
Rio is the smallest of the bobcats she lives with. She has a lot of grey coloring but it is muted. She also is distinguishable by having more ruff around her face.
Where in Sanctuary
Rio lives off tour, currently, with enclosure mates Monaco, JJ, and Cairo. She lives in Pear Orchard next to Molly Bobcat and across the path from Star Cougar.
Wild Animals as Pets
Wild animals are not pets nor can the wild be loved out of them. Bobcats are also illegal to own in most states because they are native to most states. We are thankful the owner knew the best place for Rio and the others was at Carolina Tiger Rescue.