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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Private and Group Tours

Your tour will take you on guided half-mile walk to meet some of the world's most endangered species. Your guide will personally introduce you to tigers, caracals, servals, ocelots, binturongs, and kinkajous, explaining the rescue stories that brought them to Carolina Tiger Rescue and the issues that their kind face in the wild. The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours, depending on the group's involvement.

Private tours may be scheduled to begin between 9am and 3pm by special arrangement.

College/School Groups

Please visit our Field Trips page for more details.


Monday-Thursday: $200 for 1-10 guests. $20 for each additional guest. prices before tax

Friday,Saturday, Sunday, holidays:

$500 for 0 - 25 guests
$1000 for 25 - 50 guests
Prices listed are before tax

If you have a larger group, please call (919) 542-4684 to discuss options.

Private tours require a credit card reservation (MC/Visa) with a 72 hour cancellation policy.

Private Tours must be arranged at least two weeks in advance by calling (919) 542-4684 and are subject to availability.

Visitors under 18 must have a release signed by a parent/legal guardian.
If minors will be unaccompanied by parent/guardian, download and print the Minor Release, and bring the signed release for your tour. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

All tours are rain or shine.

Photos may be taken the day of the tour at no charge, once the visitor has signed the Visitor Release.

Please acquire directions from our website. GPS might not provide accurate directions to our location.

We do not allow outside animals anywhere on the property. Please leave any pets at home.