Simon’s Story

Simon was born as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s former breeding program.  Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly Carnivore Preservation Trust, was originally founded to breed keystone species in hopes of one day releasing them into a safe environment, but that day never came.  Our animals who were born here will remain here; Carolina Tiger Rescue is their permanent home.

Simon’s Passing

December 5, 2018

The week started late last week when we decided that we were going to let Simon Serval go due to his advancing kidney disease.  We have known for a while that his kidneys were failing and were able to keep him comfortable for a while with subcutaneous fluids.  But even with that support, his kidneys were just unable to keep up.

Simon was everything you would want of a serval.  He was a tall, stately serval with the best serval face.  He was easily won over with his favorite treats and always looked so regal when napping in the sun.  His quick reflexes would abound as he quickly reached through the fence to help himself to whatever tasty treat came his way.  But he wasn’t always a serious serval.  On multiple occasions he would get a cardboard box “stuck” on his head.  He would wander until the box finally came off.  His enthusiasm for enrichment and social nature will be missed.