Carolina Tiger Rescue joins Red Wolf Species Survival Plan by welcoming two red wolves to the Sanctuary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 18, 2022 Contact: Louise Orr | (919) 542-4684 ext. 3019| louiseorr@carolinatigerrescue.org Carolina Tiger Rescue joins Red Wolf Species Survival Plan by welcoming two red wolves to the Sanctuary Pittsboro, N.C. – Carolina Tiger Rescue is pleased to announce the arrival of two three-year-old female red wolves to the Sanctuary. Carolina Tiger now joins 49 other sanctuaries, zoos, and facilities that are a part of the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (RWSSP) and assisting in the captive breeding, care of, and public education about critically endangered red wolves. The two wolves, Caroline and Mist, are settling in nicely in the back of the sanctuary. “We are incredibly proud to take part in such an important and extensive conservation plan for red wolves,” said Carolina Tiger Rescue Executive Director Kris Marino. “In partnership with the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan and other involved facilities, we look forward to caring for Caroline and Mist and doing our part to save this special native species.” Caroline and Mist were born at the Durham Museum of Life and Science before being transferred to the Mill Mountain Zoo in Virginia. Now, they will live at the sanctuary for the next few years while they reach the appropriate age for breeding. Both females are a vital part of the RWSSP, a set of extensive conservation measures and activities designed to ensure the longevity and security of red wolves as a species. Carolina Tiger’s role in the RWSSP is to help free up space at other facilities for the continuation of the breeding program. Red wolves are considered “the American wolf.” Once...
Carolina Tiger Rescue to host second virtual Tiger Day 5k in celebration of International Tiger Day on July 29

Carolina Tiger Rescue to host second virtual Tiger Day 5k in celebration of International Tiger Day on July 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2021 Contact: Louise Orr | (919) 219-2301 | louiseorr@carolinatigerrescue.org Carolina Tiger Rescue to host second virtual Tiger Day 5k in celebration of International Tiger Day on July 29 Join Carolina Tiger Rescue for its second annual Tiger Day 5k Virtual Fun Run to celebrate International Tiger Day! The virtual fun run will take place beginning July 22 and will concludeon International Tiger Day, July 29. Registrants can complete the 5k on their own time and their own terms, and all proceeds go toward caring for the cats of Carolina Tiger Rescue. Many people don’t know that there are more tigers in captivity in the United States than there are left in the wild. The approximately 4,000 wild tigers that remain face continued habitat loss and fragmentation, human-tiger conflict, and threats from poachers. While conservation efforts in several tiger range countries have begun to revive populations, more work needs to be done to ensure the survival of the species. Additionally, there are anywhere between 5,000 to 10,000 captive tigers in the United States that face continued exploitation and abuse every day. “We are thrilled to host our second annual Tiger Day 5k in celebration of International Tiger Day,” said Pam Fulk, Executive Director at Carolina Tiger Rescue. “Not only is it important to spread awareness about the plight of wild tigers, but we need to remember that thousands of tigers suffer in roadside zoos, private homes, and the entertainment industry right here in the United States.” Carolina Tiger Rescue is currently home to several wild cat species, including 17 tigers. Many of these cats have...
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.

GFAS Accreditation

GFAS Accreditation

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), awarded Accredited status to Carolina Tiger Rescue. Achieving GFAS Accreditation means that Carolina Tiger Rescue meets the criteria of a true sanctuary and is providing humane and responsible care of the animals. To be awarded Accreditation status, an organization must meet GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed animal care standards and also adhere to a demanding set of ethical and operational principles. The accreditation status provides a clear and trusted means for the public, donors and grantors to recognize Carolina Tiger Rescue as an exceptional sanctuary.

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

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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

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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.

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Field Trips

Field Trips

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Virtual Field Trips

Education is key to our mission.  We enjoy teaching "kids" of all ages!  Our field trips, both virtual and onsite, are ideal for groups of kids.  Our "Kid for a Day" Adult Camp provides a unique learning opportunity while allowing adults to channel their inner child.  While all of these opportunities are structured differently, in the end we want everyone to walk away knowing more about the animals we care for and what they can do to help protect them.

Our Rescues
Bobcat at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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BOBCATS
Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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CARACALS
Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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COATIMUNDIS
Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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COUGARS
Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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KINKAJOUS
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Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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LEOPARDS
Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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LIONS
Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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OCELOTS
Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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SERVALS
Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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TIGERS
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Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Individual Volunteering

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Group Volunteering

There are so many ways to be a part of Carolina  Tiger Rescue.  Individual volunteers are able to help in many aspects of our work, including animal care, tour guides, construction, and gift shop assistance.  Work groups come from community groups, colleges, work places, and more!  It’s a great way to spend a day and it helps care for the cats.