Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly the Carnivore Preservation Trust, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

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Sebastian arrived at Carolina Tiger Rescue in November, 2010; part of a group of 3 lions and 3 tigers that were rescued when the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO), a large sanctuary in Texas, closed its doors due to funding issues.

WAO rescued Sebastian in 2002 when his owner died, and the owner's mother did not want to keep him and surrendered him and two tigers to the North Texas Humane Society, which then passed him on to WAO. Sebastian was used as a prop at Verdun Manor, a haunted house near Dallas, TX. Sebastian and Tarzan were neutered before they reached sexual maturity, so they do not have manes.

We are thrilled that Sebastian has joined the Carolina Tiger pride.

Texas Haunted House Verdun Manor Thrillvania in Dallas Tx
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Photo/s courtesy of Amanda Byrne, ©Carolina Tiger Rescue