Resident – Red Wolf

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.

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.

Red Wolf

Red Wolf

Red wolves are considered “the American wolf.” Once native to the eastern part of the United States, aggressive predator mitigation strategies and habitat loss virtually wiped them out in the mid 1900s. After a tumultuous few decades, the RWSSP reports that there are...