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.


The 2019 Pawcasso calendar is here and it’s sure to brighten up your desk with playful masterpieces created by our furry friends. You’ll love to flip the page to sneak peeks at the upcoming months’ images. Tio’s Reflection on Spring is particularly compelling, with vibrant colors and lots of movement. Naturally, Lily and Macano Coatimundi made Together… well, together, as a team. Rajah’s Blue Obsession is inspired by his favorite enrichment scent, Calvin Klein’s Obsession.

Painting is a form of enrichment we use to allow our animals to use their instincts in new and exciting ways. We pour the colorful egg-based tempera paint onto paper and encourage animals to playfully pounce, smear, lick, kick and mash the paint around the page. If you’re interested in participating, contact us and we can help you schedule a really cool experience.


Because most of our rescues never had the chance to make decisions (do I want to run through tall grass or crouch near a rock?) we always allow them the option to participate in any enrichment activity we think they’d like but never force it. 

Don’t miss all of our favorite animal masterpieces.

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Fun for Everyone! Tiger Coloring Books

With this detailed and accurate coloring book, coloring enthusiasts of all ages can set out on a safari through the animal kingdom, learning to recognize and identify a host of the world’s wild creatures. Our coloring books feature all of the distinctive and intriguing animals  that we currently have in our sanctuary. Well-researched and carefully drawn, each page is custom-illustrated only for Carolina Tiger Rescue and features animals in our sanctuary, like tigers, cougars and coatimundi. Great for any age, these are a wonderful opportunity to make the acquaintance of a variety of  animals from many different regions and habitats.

These gorgeous books are 8.5 x 11″ with a high quality, full color cover. Full-color fun facts are included in the center spread so you can learn more before your next visit.   

Our animals thank you for your support. The proceeds for this purchase go directly to the feeding, care and well-being of the 49 tigers, ocelots, lions and other species that live here.

Coloring books available here!

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

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.

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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
Bobcat at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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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.

Ways to Support Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Big Cat Dinner Club Information

Big Cat Dinner Club

Whether it’s a monthly donation or a one-time gift, a symbolic animal adoption, a gift to the Big Cat Dinner Club, or any other kind of donation, your contribution to Carolina Tiger Rescue goes straight to work helping to save wild cats in need.  Don’t see what you are looking for, our development staff can help you find a meaningful way to support the cats!