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.

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.

Kito Serval

BornJanuary 1, 2008 RescuedAugust 19, 2023 Passed awayFebruary 28, 2024 Kito’s Story Kito started his life off as a pet before being rescued by a sister sanctuary in Florida. When that sanctuary shifted their mission to focus on native wildlife, they had to find...

Saying Goodbye to Kito

Dear Carolina Tiger Rescue Family, I’m sorry to say that I have sad news to share. A bit ago, a mass was seen on the left side of Kito Serval’s forehead. We realized quickly that the mass was a tumor and due to the location, our only option was to try treating him...
Riley Tiger

Riley Tiger

‹ › × × Previous Next BornNovember 1, 2014 RescuedDecember 11, 2016 Passed awayFebruary 3, 2024 Riley’s Story Riley was one of 16 animals that came to call Carolina Tiger Rescue home from a roadside zoo in Colorado. She came to us with her enclosure mate,...

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...