Tarzan Lion

Tarzan Lion

‹ › × × Previous Next Born January 1, 2001 Rescued November 12, 2010 Passed away February 21, 2017 Tarzan’s Story Tarzan came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in 2010 when a facility in Texas closed its doors. Though a vital member of his pride, he has always been...

Tarzan Lion

Tarzan is a favorite at Carolina Tiger Rescue.  He had a difficult beginning but he loves his new life at Carolina Tiger Rescue.  He can often be found napping under a tree or up on a platform in his enclosure.  He is at the bottom of the three lions hierarchy but...

Sheba Lion

Sheba is one of our two female lions and is shorter in stature than Reina, the other female.  Sheba does not have the brown tuft of hair on the end of her tail that lions are known for.  She is the smallest of the pride she lives with and our smallest lion in the...

Sebastian Lion

Sebastian is the second largest animal at Carolina Tiger Rescue.  He weighs 475 pounds!  Though Sebastian is the largest lion in the sanctuary and was the largest in his pride, he would let Sheba, his old enclosure-mate, boss him around.  Sheba passed on July 19,...
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...
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...

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



  • 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.

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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.

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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.