Volume 2, Issue 5, 11.29.2007
IBM/Cisco Collaborative Effort Opens Doors for CPT

Cisco and IBM announced a new joint initiative to outfit CPT with state-of-the-art server and networking technology to improve the care of CPT’s exotic carnivores and create new potential for CPT’s educational programs.


WildTrack- CPT Tigers help their Wild Cousins

This month, CPT’s tigers play host to a research team from SAS to help save endangered tigers in the wild, a big job for our tiger ambassadors.

How do they do it? Walk this way!

Volunteers from the SAS Institute lay sand in one of CPT's tiger enclosures as the target tiger (in this case, Raj) watches from a separate section. The volunteers exit the enclosure, and Raj is released and coaxed to walk across the sand. Once Raj has been adequately printed and safely separated, volunteers reenter the enclosure to collect prints.


Trust in the Future Luncheon a Success

On November 3rd, CPT hosted their seventh Trust in the Future luncheon at the Fearrington Barn in Pittsboro, NC. The benefit was attended by 114 of CPT's adoptive parents, volunteers, members, donors, and friends and raised over $27,000 in pledges!


Last Chance to Win $1000!

Winner Selected on December 6th

Time is running out to get your chance to win a $1000 MasterCardTM. Deadline for purchasing tickets is December 4th. Buy a ticket online today!

Take a Chance!

Animal Memorial - Pollo Tiger

- October 18, 2007 (approximately 19 yrs. old)

CPT lost Pollo tiger this past month. In his last few weeks, Pollo had stopped greeting the visitors he so enjoyed, and clearly showed signs of discomfort. To spare him further pain, CPT made the difficult decision to euthanize. His failing health was most likely caused by diabetes or kidney failure.

Volunteers and staff remember Pollo as our best chuffler, and most notorious sprayer! Pollo especially liked to spray kid's tours, perhaps because he got the biggest reaction from them. He would then look over his shoulder and chuffle- you could almost hear his laughter. He had even perfected bi-directional spraying- the only tiger at CPT to do it. He would sometimes "fake it", just to hear extra squeals!


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Call for Event Volunteers
Do you have experience in event planning? CPT needs volunteers for its first formal gala, the Black Tie & Tails Ball, scheduled for February, 2008.

Keeper Position Available

Animal Keeper
Full-Time. Responsible for general care of about 80 carnivores (tigers, leopards, caracals and binturongs), including cleaning enclosures, preparing diets, changing waters, performing enrichment as well as observing animals for changes in health. This person will work with other keepers, as well as volunteers and interns. Medical, vacation and other great benefits.


  • High School diploma
  • Available to work on weekends and holidays
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Bachelor Degree in Zoology, Biology, or related field preferred

Email resume and cover letter to CPT Curator, Kathryn Bertok.

Current Events

November 8th-November 30th
Pampered Chef Fundraiser

Shop for the holidays with Pampered Chef and benefit CPT! For every $100 in product purchased, $35.00 is donated to CPT!

December 2nd, 3:00pm
Pittsboro Parade

For the first time ever, CPT has joined with French Connections and the Bead Hive to sponsor a float in the Pittsboro Parade! Usually, people encroach on animal territory, but come watch the tables turn on CPT's float The Hunt with a larger-than-life leopard, serval, and caracal!

December 4th
Deadline for Holiday Raffle
(see above)

December 21,24,26,28
Holiday Tours

New Members - Welcome!
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Elizabeth Wieland
The Dean-Amend Family
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The Charapp Family
The Harstap-Dickinson Family
Robert Carey
Amber Searfoss
The Bryant Family
Robert Schrock
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The Newton Family
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