Saying Goodbye to Riley

Animals are in many ways like working with children. Some are easier than others and they never fail to keep you on your toes. We have sadly had to say goodbye to one of tigers that certainly kept us on our toes. Riley Tiger became ill and there was a concern that we...
Asian Leopard Cat

Asian Leopard Cat

The bobcat is a small cat whose habitat ranges from southern Canada to central Mexico. Bobcats are adaptable cats that thrive in most areas, including wooded areas, semi deserts, urban edges, and swamplands. There are currently 13 different subspecies of bobcats...
Caprichio Tiger

Caprichio Tiger

Caprichio Tiger ‹ › × × Previous Next BornJune 1, 2010 RescuedOctober 11, 2016 Passed awayOctober 16, 2023 Caprichio’s Story Caprichio was one of 16 animals that came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home from a roadside zoo in Colorado. He came to us with...
Wednesday Kinkajou

Wednesday Kinkajou

‹ › × × Previous Next BornMarch 25, 1988 RescuedMarch 24, 1993 Passed awayAugust 2, 2023 Wednesday’s Story Wednesday was a private pet before coming to Carolina Tiger Rescue but was surrendered to Carolina Tiger after continually biting her owner....
Madonna Tiger

Madonna Tiger

Madonna Tiger ‹ › × × Previous Next BornAugust 17, 2005 RescuedSeptember 18, 2014 Passed awayJune 4, 2023 Savannah’s Story Madonna was rescued from a failed roadside zoo in Alabama in 2014. The former roadside zoo was closed down due inhumane and unsafe...
Savannah Serval

Savannah Serval

Savannah Serval ‹ › × × Previous Next BornOctober 4, 2005 RescuedOctober 4, 2016 Passed awayMay 25, 2023 Savannah’s Story Savannah was rescued from a roadside zoo in the fall of 2016. This roadside zoo was closed down after the owner fell ill. At the time...

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

Virtual Field Trips link

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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NGSD at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Porcupine at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Raccoon at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Red Wolf at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Red Wolves
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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.