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.


One of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s main goals is educating the public on the importance of preserving wild animals in their natural habitats. Tours, school field trips, group presentations, and internships are some of ways we educate the public on what we do and why we do it.

Saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild can only be achieved when members of the public become partners in our mission and our work. We welcome the opportunity to educate everyone about the animals and their rescue stories.

Field Trips

Our educational field trips are more than “Just the facts, ma’am.” Learn about issues faced by wild cats both in captivity and in the wild and more about our residents' personal stories.

Kid Camps

Campers will visit the animals daily and learn about the essential role carnivores play in their natural habitats.

High School Summer Camp

Our High School Summer Camp is a 3 day, project based camp,

Request a Presentation

Can’t make it to Carolina Tiger Rescue for a tour? We'll come to you!

Animal Husbandry Internship Opportunities

Internships are an integral part of educating students and other pre-professionals about husbandry for wild cats.

"Kid for a Day" Adult Camp

Do you wish YOU could go to camp again? Join us for a one-day opportunity to be a kid again, learning and experiencing the workings of a big cat sanctuary.

Middle School Homeschool Program

Carolina Tiger is excited to offer a new homeschool program just for middle school students!

Virtual Tours

Want a tour but can't make it out? Set up a virtual tour or field trip!

Wild Cat Chronicles

New educational posts about our residents!