Naveen Tiger

Naveen Tiger

Naveen is a total ham! He will always greet visitors with a chuffle or two and is a very social boy. He loves to swim in his pool and create watercolor pawcassos with his soaking wet fur. He also LOVES enrichment and gets the zoomies when he gets an enrichment box!...
Shailah Tiger

Shailah Tiger

Shailah is by far our most interesting looking cat. Her differences are a direct result of inbreeding. The only way to obtain a white tiger is through inbreeding and that has the potential to come with a lot of birth defects. Thankfully, at this time, Shailah is doing...

Kaari Tiger

Kaari came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in April of 2018.  Her name when she first arrived was Yakira.  Carolina Tiger Rescue decided to shorten it to Kaari to prevent confusion between her and the two girls she came with, who were named Yashira (now Shira) and Yanaba. ...
Kaela Tiger

Kaela Tiger

‹ › × × Previous Next Born July 26, 2005 Rescued January 11, 2006 Passed away September 5, 2017 Kaela’s Story Kaela and her brother, Rajah, were rescued from the side of the road outside of Charlotte, North Carolina in January of 2005, when they were about...

Carolina Tiger Rescue Stories

Aria Tiger with room to run at Carolina Tiger Rescue [breadcrumb] LearnField Trips Field Trips to Go Kid Camps High School Summer Camp “Kid for a Day” Adult Camp Community Presentations & Exhibits Animal Husbandry Internship Opportunities So You Want to be a...
Jellybean Tiger

Jellybean Tiger

‹ › × × Previous Next Born September 30, 1997 Rescued December 15, 1997 Passed away June 19, 2015 Jellybean’s Story Jellybean came to Carolina Tiger Rescue in 1997, after being bred to produce white tigers for a zoo.  He was considered a...

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.

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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.