Resident – Lion

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.

Reina Lion

Reina Lion

Reina is a spirited and energetic lioness who best resembles what you would see in the wild.  She thinks she is super sneaky and most of the time she is.  It is amazing that such a large animal can hide so well right in front of you!  Reina loves chasing trucks up and...
Roman Lion

Roman Lion

Roman is our only male lion with a mane.  He is a bit smaller in stature than most male lions but his mane is quite impressive and a fan favorite.  Roman is your typical male lion who takes charge of his “pride”.  When he and Reina are fed a large piece of...