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 4/22/21

Happy Earth Day! Let’s talk about some ways we can help the world around us. Earth Day began 51 years ago in the United States as a movement to help our planet. Around this time, people began to pay more attention to the effects we had on the planet, like pollution. They knew something had to change. Today, more than 1 billion people in more than 190 countries participate. Earth Day happens only once a year on April 22 but we can be kind to the earth every day. A few small changes to your day can make a ~world~ of difference.

The easiest way to remember how you can help the planet is to remember “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” Reduce means to use less, reuse means to use more than once, and recycle means using something old to make something new. Here are some easy ways you can help:

  • Turn the water off while you brush your teeth.
  • Turn the lights off when you leave a room.
  • Use reusable napkins or use as few as you can.
  • Drink from a reusable water bottle instead of many plastic disposable bottles.
  • Craft with leftover art supplies or with items that would normally end up in the trash, like cardboard boxes or bottle tops.

Can you think of any other ways to be more earth-friendly?

Here at Carolina Tiger Rescue, we try our best to help the environment. We collect recyclables to reduce the amount of trash we produce. Local grocery stores donate fruit and vegetables that may not sell – our kinkajous and coatimundi enjoy them instead of letting them go to waste. And one of my favorite things is how we turn boxes, toilet paper tubes, Christmas trees, and many other items into enrichment for the animals. This Earth Day, I want to challenge you to make one change in your life, big or small, that helps our planet. In turn, you will be helping animals like India Tiger, Anthony Leopard, and Tio Tiger! As a reward for making that change, see if an adult will help you make Earth Day cookies or your own crayons! You can find instructions for each on our Activities page. Looking for more ideas and inspiration? Check out our Earth Day video on our Videos page.

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

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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

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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.

Our Rescues
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Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue
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Keeper Stripes

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.