Caroline is a Bengal tiger who had previously resided in Missouri with fellow Safe Haven resident, Christopher. Their private owner had purchased both tigers for $25,000. Caroline was bred on separate occasions by the breeder, who profited from the sale of her cubs.
Although Christopher and Caroline had never lived in the same enclosure, they had resided next to each other and had always been close companions. Caroline was 10 years old when her owner, then in his early 70s, came to the realization that he could no longer care for his cats properly. He acted responsibly and sought help finding a sanctuary that would accept his two big cats.
Upon their arrival at Safe Haven, Caroline resided in an interim enclosure away from Christopher. Caroline’s new enclosure was completed in fall 2014, and her recent move has placed her adjacent to Christopher. On the morning of Caroline’s move, the two tigers had joyous reunion. They wouldn’t stop chuffing and chatting with each other. Unfortunately, because they had never been housed together, we couldn’t risk allowing them to share the same enclosure.
Despite having an in-ground swimming pool, Caroline likes to put her back feet into her water bowl, especially after we’ve finished cleaning it out and filling it up with fresh water. On most days, you can catch Caroline basking in the sun next to her pool or laying on her climbing platform.
Caroline has been with us for 4 years.
About Bengal Tigers
Bengal tigers are the largest of their species and are known for their immense power and strength. They originate from India and are the most common tiger, numbering about half of all wild tigers.
Bengal tigers tend to live along and mark their territories with a distinct scent to repel other cats. Most tigers avoid humans. Females give birth to litters of two to six cubs, which are raised with little help from the males.
Common Name: Bengal Tiger
Age: 14 years old
Price to Sponsor: $275