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

Rescue

Education

  • 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.

Tigers
BEHAVIOR

Tigers (scientific name: Panthera tigris) are solitary animals; they primarily live alone. Tiger cubs will stay with their mothers until they are about 2 years old, then they will go off and find their own territories. They are primarily nocturnal hunters meaning they hunt at night, when they have a better chance of sneaking up on their prey. Tigers are excellent swimmers and some have been known to spend most of their day in the water. They are also very skilled at hunting from the water.

COLOR PATTERN
  • Orange, reddish orange, or pale orange coats that are patterned with black stripes
  • Each tiger’s stripes are unique
  • White bellies and white around their muzzles (noses and mouths)
  • White spots on the backs of their black ears – a trait that all spotted wild cats have, which helps them communicate with their young

WHERE WE LIVE

Tigers live in a variety of habitats, including swampy mangroves, dense forests, rocky country, and woodlands. They prefer having cover to hide behind as they ambush their prey.

WEIGHT
Tiger
350 – 600 pounds

 

 

Piano
500 pounds
LENGTH
Tiger
8 – 12 feet long

 

Car
14 feet long
Bonus
Tiger
Jump 10 feet in the air

 

 

Basketball Hoop
10 feet tall
WHAT WE EAT

OBLIGATE CARNIVORE

  • Deer
  • Wild Boar
  • Water Buffalo
  • Antelope
  • Sloth Bears
  • Leopards
  • Domestic Cattle

Tigers who are sick, old, or injured have been known to kill humans.

 

THREATS

  • Habitat Loss
    Tigers are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and palm oil plantations each year.
  • Poaching
    Many people view dead tigers as extremely valuable, using every part of their bodies in some way.
  • Considered: Endangered

In the last 100 years, the population of wild tigers has dropped from 100,000 to 3,800

Did you know…

There are only
3,800
Tigers left in the wild!
Did you know…

Tigers have only a 
10%
hunting success rate!
Did you know…

There are currently
5
subspecies of tigers found in the wild!