RIP Shirakhan August 21, 2018

RIP Shirakhan August 21, 2018

We are sad to tell everyone that August 21, 2018 Khan, one of our white tigers, left to go to the Rainbow Bridge. He was cremated on August 22nd, 2018. Khan was at least 13 but maybe older which is very old for a white tiger. He responded to all treatments vets offered but we were just buying time. His body just started shutting down.

We take in older animals and some did not have an easy life before us. When people say you have the best job..this is when it sucks. One long time volunteer and dear friend said this... Its sad, but yesterday he was still semi ok, but today he had the look. We did good for Shirakhan, 15 is max age for white tigers. He had a good retirement with us, he was happy and loved. I know you're gonna take it hard anyway, but you don't have to, it can build you up to see it as a job well done.


Welcome! East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal sanctuary located in the rural foot-hill mountains of Fairfield, Pennsylvania.


Our unique sanctuary is home to more than 40 species of exotic animals including birds, carnivores, primates and reptiles.

The sanctuary provides homes for misused, abused, or otherwise cast out animals. These animals were displaced for many reason including; laboratory retirement, zoo surplus, or pet trade. For all of them, the rescue provides a lasting refuge where they will live the rest of their lives.

Living forever - not in a zoo - but a home.