Shenandoah Tiger

Shenandoah is a little more reserved than her enclosure-mate, Saber, often preferring to watch things from a distance.  She is, however, showing the resident vultures that she is not a tiger to be messed with.  Shenandoah enjoys finding a patch of sun and soaking up...
Saber Tiger

Saber Tiger

Saber Tiger [breadcrumb] Saber is a great example of how beautiful white tigers can be but also how detrimental the inbreeding that produces them can be, as it causes harmful birth defects in the tigers.  Due to inbreeding, Saber is cross-eyed, which limits his...
Tasha Tiger

Tasha Tiger

When Tasha first came to Carolina Tiger Rescue, she was very anxious.  She was given an enclosure at the back of the sanctuary that allowed her to adjust to her new surroundings in a quiet place.  Tasha became very affectionate toward the keepers and would eagerly...
Roscoe Tiger

Roscoe Tiger

Roscoe is a handsome tiger and one you would expect to see stalking through the forests of Southwest Asia.  He has a deep orange coat with bright black stripes.  This dapper fellow is very anxious and requires a very quiet enclosure away from the tour path.  Roscoe...

Rajah Tiger

Rajah has a laid-back attitude and is a favorite on the tour.  He is about 9 feet tall when he stands up on his hind legs and weighed 336 pounds when most recently weighed in April 2018.  He enjoys coming up to “talk” to the tour guests and...

Mona Tiger

Mona lives with her enclosure-mate, Moki, and is the more dominant of the two. It is difficult at times to tell Mona and Moki apart, which indicates they are most likely from the same litter of cubs. Mona has darker eyes than Moki and her eyebrows are simple thick...

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.

Our Rescues
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Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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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.

Ways to Support Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Big Cat Dinner Club

Whether it’s a monthly donation or a one-time gift, a symbolic animal adoption, a gift to the Big Cat Dinner Club, or any other kind of donation, your contribution to Carolina Tiger Rescue goes straight to work helping to save wild cats in need.  Don’t see what you are looking for, our development staff can help you find a meaningful way to support the cats!