Carolina Tiger Blog

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4684 (919) 542-4454 info@carolinatigerrescue.org

Wildlife should be in the Wild

Rescue

Education

  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary.

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Shira Tiger

Shira Tiger

BornSeptember 3, 2007RescuedApril 6, 2018Passed awayApril 1, 2023Shira's StoryShira was rescued along with three other tigers, Kaari, Yanaba, and Tio, from a facility in the southwestern part of the United States in April 2018. Due to limited details and...

Winter 2022 Paw Print Newsletter

Winter 2022 Paw Print Newsletter

Catch up with the cats in our latest issue of the Paw Print newsletter! Featured in this issue is our cover star, Reina Lion, Willow Bobcat, and our not-so-secret coatis and Fabio the porcupine. Read about the Big Cat Public Safety Act, our new Education Center, and more.

2022: The Year of the Tiger

What is the Lunar New Year?The Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations of the year in many East and Southeast Asian countries including China, Vietnam, and Korea. Based on the lunar calendar, this time is full of feasting and is meant to honor...

Carolina Tiger’s Latest Rescue

Carolina Tiger’s Latest Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue, North Carolina’s only federally and GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries)-accredited big cat sanctuary, worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and several other accredited sanctuaries to execute a large-scale rescue of 68 endangered big cats at Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma last week.

Our 2020-2021 Volunteers of the Year

Our 2020-2021 Volunteers of the Year

We appreciate our incredible volunteers every day, but this Volunteer Appreciation Week is extra special and gives us an opportunity to share the stories of some of our most fantastic and dedicated volunteers. With more than 150 amazing volunteers here at the...