These beautiful tigers call Carolina Tiger Rescue their home. There are also African Lions, Mountain Lions, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals, and other big cats that reside at the rescue. Most of these majestic animals were privately owned before being surrendered or taken away from their owners. In many of the states it is legal to buy/own a tiger, and there are now more privately owned tigers than the 3,000 that are estimated to still exist in the wild. When the adorable cubs grow into massive cats with massive appetites and a tendency to be wild, they are disposed of. Luckily, there are places like Carolina Tiger Rescue to give them a second chance at living as freely as they can. These are not house pets, and deserve our respect.