Although Carole Baskin claims that Zabu is the only white tiger she has ever 'taken in', her USDA acquisition forms tell another story. Carole acquired a female white tiger named Electra/Kita from Lawrence Jeffreys of High Springs Florida on November 22, 1995. Another 3 month old tiger cub came with her.
Where is Electra/Kita and Delilah/Elke and why are these 2 cats each listed with two names? Since Carole denies ever having a second white tiger, and she is not on exhibit at Big Cat Rescue, we can only assume that Electra/Kita and Delilah/Elke were sold. Whatever the case, these 2 cats were not rescued.
Big Cat Rescue - 2010 - (source)
Big Cat Rescue has never taken in a white tiger before because we did not want to enable people to dispose of their “defective” cats and cause so much more suffering and abuse by having an easy dumping ground for the cats who didn’t serve them.
Even though Zabu is black and white, the decision of whether or not to rescue her was not. When Zabu and Cameron’s plight came to our attention we had to think long and hard about whether or not we would have a white tiger on our tour. We didn’t want to be perceived as using a white tiger to draw visitors.