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.
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In the Winter 2017 issue of The Paw Print, learn how we keep our promise to give rescued cats the best life possible, what life in a roadside zoo means for wild cats, meet Tasha Tiger, and learn how we adapt our care to a new animal’s needs. You will also find information about our 11th annual Black Tie & Tails Ball on February 24, 2018!read more
Lily Coatimundi 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. Coatimundis, unlike their raccoon cousins, are diurnal, which means they are out mostly during...read more
Baxter Kinkajou was a pet whose family wanted to do the right thing for him.read more
Euthanizing our animals is a tough choice, but it’s something we’re grateful we can do. Here’s how we deal with it.read more
Spring is here after we thought it would never come! Check out some of the beautiful faces of our animals.read more
Jan is an enthusiastic tour guide with a wealth of knowledge!read more
Kaari, Shira and Yanaba have moved outdoors on Pine Forest. They reside off tour.read more
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. Kinkajous, though small in stature, pack a lot of power and aggression. Nicknames for kinkajous include "Honey...read more
We have a new rescue wall on display in the education center.read more
Palm oil is a major culprit in habitat loss for wild tigers. If we can reduce the demand for it, we can help save the tigers!read more
The tour guide has an infectious charisma!read more
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Here’s what you need to know:
- The contact person for marketing and public relations is Communications Coordinator Jessika Morgan, 919-542-4684 x 3019.
- Carolina Tiger is open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm. We are closed only on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- Carolina Tiger does not permit the media to be present during a rescue/receiving new animals. This is one of the most dangerous times for a sanctuary, so only staff members are present. It is also an anxious time for the animals being transferred. They may have just completed a long journey in a cramped space and their whole world has changed within hours.
- New animals are immediately unloaded into quarantine, where they will undergo medical exams and evaluation. Quarantine typically lasts 3 to 4 weeks. It is also during this time that we assess each animal’s behavior and personality to determine whether they will be placed on the tour route or elsewhere in the sanctuary. During this time we do not permit anyone other than staff to visit the new animals.
- We do have a professional photographer on staff, and we take pictures and video during rescues and quarantine. Reporters may request pictures and video during these times and we will be happy to supply them.
- Carolina Tiger has numerous suggestions for story ideas.