Celebrate International Tiger Day with Us!

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.

Join Carolina Tiger Rescue for a roaring good time on International Tiger Day! This family-friendly event will take place on July 29th at the sanctuary.  Here’s what we have in store for you:
  • Public Tours: Meet our wild cats and other animals and learn about big cat conservation efforts. Please note that even though we are offering more tours, they all require a ticket.
  • Educational Exhibits: Discover fascinating facts about tigers and other animals and learn about the challenges they face in the wild.
  • Engaging Games: Join in on the fun and games suitable for all ages. It’s an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy some friendly competition.
  • Free Ice Cream: Cool off with a delicious treat! Indulge in complimentary ice cream as you savor the sweet flavors and mingle with fellow tiger enthusiasts.
  • Food Truck: Enjoy a delicious bite before or after your tour!  Local food truck, Handcrafted will be at the sanctuary from 11:00am – 4:30pm.
Whether you join us for a tour or simply stop by for the festivities, we promise a fun day for the whole family.  To reserve your tour tickets, please visit our website. Limited tickets are available, so we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.  We hope to see you at the sanctuary!

If you are in the neighborhood, be sure to check out these other fun events supporting Carolina Tiger Rescue and International Tiger Day!

  • July 12:  Pasta with a Purpose night for Carolina Tiger (pre-register)
    • Join us for a purrfect night of pasta at The Carolina Club.  $14 per person will satisfy your cravings of all things pasta and help provide care for tigers, lions, cougars, and other animals at the sanctuary. Show some love to our furry friends and make your reservation today by emailing name and number in your party to carolinaclub@invitedclubs.com
  • July 21:  PEAK Community Night for Carolina Tiger Rescue
    • Southern Peak Brewery is pledging 10% of their total sales to support the cats. Join the fun by grabbing a refreshing Southern Charm Ale or a tantalizing Puffing Devil India Pale Ale while showing your love for the majestic cats. Cheers!  Staff and volunteers will be there from 6:30 – 8:30 to answer questions and enjoy a cold one on Friday afternoon.
  • July 29:  Paint it Forward with Carolina Tiger Rescue (pre-register)
    • Join Wine & Design in Chapel Hill for a fun night sipping your favorite wine and creating a tiger masterpiece – all while supporting your favorite cats at Carolina Tiger Rescue!
  • August 2:  Carolina Tiger Night at Kilwins  (3:00pm – 9:00pm)
    • Get your sweet tooth ready for a roaring good time at Kilwins Ice Cream in Apex! It’s Carolina Tiger Night, and the fun lasts from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Bring your friends, family, and a hearty appetite for a purr-fect evening of deliciousness.