Wild Cat Chronicles

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.

How YOU can help endangered tigers and red wolves

Did you know? Fewer than 4,000 tigers remain in the wild. Of the nine tiger subspecies, three are now extinct (Javan, Caspian, and Bali) and the South China tiger is considered functionally extinct (not found in the wild) with around 100 individuals living in captivity around the world. On this Endangered Species Day, we challenge you to
do what you can to help protect these and other endangered species around the world!

International Tiger Day

A century ago there were an estimated 100,000 tigers in the wild. Now, fewer than 6,000 wild tigers remain. That's less than the population of Pittsboro, North Carolina. Does that number shock you? It should! Why are wild tigers disappearing?  Habitat...

All about Cougars!

Cougars, also known as pumas, mountain lions, and panthers, are large carnivorous mammals that are native to the Americas.

This is a picture of Naveen Tiger, an orange tiger, crouched on a platform while staring at the camera.

Resolutions For Good

It's 2023 and time to consider what the path your life is taking and your values. Here are some simple ways that you can stand against the exploitation of animals and protect wild cats in their natural habitats.

This is a picture of Cantata looking at the camera with her ears flopping in different directions.

All About New Guinea Singing Dogs

New Guinea singing dogs, also known as New Guinea highland wild dogs, are a rare and ancient breed of canid that is native to the highlands of New Guinea. These wild dogs are known for their unique vocalizations, which have earned them their name.

All about Caracals!

Caracals, also known as desert lynx or African lynx, are medium-sized wild cats native to Africa and Asia. These animals have a distinctive appearance, with long, tufted ears and a short, beige-brown coat.

Wild Animals and their Habitats Map

Happy World Wildlife Day!

World Wildlife Day (March 3) is a day in which we celebrate the signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973.

International Women’s Day – Women and Tiger Conservation

In the world of conservation, women are playing an increasingly important role in protecting our planet's precious biodiversity. In particular, women are making significant contributions to tiger conservation efforts, which are essential for the survival of these magnificent big cats.

This is a picture of Wednesday Kinkajou walking forward on one of her raised platforms in her summer enclosure.

All About Kinkajous

Kinkajous, also known as honey bears, are small mammals native to Central and South America. They belong to the family Procyonidae, which also includes raccoons and coatis. Kinkajous are known for their long, prehensile tails and their ability to rotate their ankles, allowing them to hang upside down from branches.