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.

Dr. Chloe Wilde is our wildlife biologist. She studied ecology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her favorite topic of study is conservation. Dr. Wilde is passionate about learning about and teaching others about how they can help wild cat populations, including reducing their use of products with palm oil in them. Though Carolina Tiger Rescue does not have any, Dr. Wilde’s favorite animal to study is the clouded leopard.

Dr. Wilde’s Blog 10/13/2023

We have a new species at Carolina Tiger Rescue! We just rescued three Asian Leopard Cats, and their names are Ginger, Pepper and Clove. We’re still learning all about their different personalities, but I wanted to tell you a little bit about their species.  

Two red wolves standing on wooden platform
Close up on red wolf face

Leopard cats are found all over southeast Asia. They have adapted to live in a lot of different habitats, even ones close to humans! Even though they may live around humans, they are very sneaky and hardly ever seen. They’re a lot like bobcats in that way. They are also nocturnal, so they’re awake at night, which makes them even harder to spot.

These girls are the smallest cats living in the sanctuary, weighing about 5-6 pounds! They’re definitely on the small side because Asian Leopard Cats normally weigh between 6 to 15 pounds. Leopard cats can be gray or brown in color, and their bodies are covered in rosettes while their head and tails have stripes. Keep checking back here for updates on how our Asian Leopard Cats are doing! I can’t wait until I can tell you all about these girls!

Chloe Wilde sitting on fence, observing red wolves, next to a sign that says "Wolf Viewing Area"