Nola was rescued in December 2017 after she was seized from an unpermitted location near New Orleans, Louisiana. Nola was only five months old at the time of her rescue. She required immediate medical attention for conditions consistent with severe neglect including malnutrition and parasites.
Nola's rescue was part of a multi-state animal rescue, that included saving several bears from private owners and exhibitors in Alabama and North Carolina. After making the cross-country trip back to our sanctuary in California, Nola received round the clock care to treat her medical issues. She responded to treatment well, and quickly made a full recovery.
Nola did not have a name prior to being rescued. Therefore a naming contest was initiated to help name the white tiger cub. The top five contenders included:
On February 13, 2018 the polls closed, and the winning name was Nola.
Nola quickly settled into life at our sanctuary. She loves to explore her habitats, swim in the pools and waterfall of McGrath Family Tiger Trails, and play with her BFF Moka, a tiger cub that was transferred to Lions Tigers & Bears just six months after Nola's arrival.