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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

Wildlife should be in the Wild



  • 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.

Tales of Triumph at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Born: 2010 Rescued: 2016 Saber came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with fifteen other animals from a roadside zoo in Colorado. This facility closed down when the owner fell ill. The animals housed at this facility were kept in tight, cramped spaces with little room. Saber...

What’s on our Winter Wishlist?

As the frosty embrace of winter settles in, Carolina Tiger Rescue’s furry residents eagerly await the warmth and comfort your generosity can provide. Introducing our Winter Wishlist – a collection of essential items ensuring that winter projects are seamlessly...
Red Wolf Physicals – A New Challenge

Red Wolf Physicals – A New Challenge

In April of 2022, Carolina Tiger Rescue became the 50th facility to join the Red Wolf SAFE Program, a program run by U.S. Fish & Wildlife dedicated to saving the endangered red wolf from extinction. We welcomed Caroline and Mist, two young females, who will live with us until they reach the appropriate age for breeding. Our role within the program is to help free up space at other facilities for the continuation of the SAFE Program.

Servals: Why They Don’t Make Good Pets

Servals: Why They Don’t Make Good Pets

Servals are a remarkable and enchanting species of wild cat, known for their distinctive coat patterns, long legs, and striking appearance. Native to the African savannas, these feline creatures are captivating, but they’re not suitable as pets.

Red Wolves: A Story of Resilience and Conservation

Red Wolves: A Story of Resilience and Conservation

In the heart of the southeastern United States, amidst the dense forests and marshy lowlands, a remarkable species struggles for survival. The red wolf, scientifically known as Canis lupus rufus, is a fascinating and endangered creature with a long history intertwined with the American landscape.