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 2/10/21

Our kinkajous and coatimundi are indoors for the cooler months. Their native range, meaning their usual habitat in the wild, is in warmer climates than we get here in North Carolina. Kinkajous are from Central and South America and Coatimundis are from the Southwestern United States as well as Central and South America. While these species can handle winters in their native range, winters in North Carolina are too cold for them and they struggle to control their body temperatures.

Our keepers monitor the weather and when temperatures drop in the fall, we move the kinkajous and coatimundi to their indoor winter enclosures. In these spaces, we can control the temperature and humidity to keep them comfortable until the warmer weather returns. Albert, Baxter, Lola, and Wednesday Kinkajou and Daisy Coatimundi have been enjoying the warmth inside for several months now. Keepers are sure to give them plenty of enrichment, including climbing structures, while they are indoors. As temperatures rise in the spring, we will prepare their outdoor enclosures for their return. One of my favorite days in the sanctuary is the day the kinkajous and coatimundi are moved back outside in the warm spring weather!