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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.

 

Are you a Carolina Tiger Rescue regular?

Well, you’ll find an upgrade to the sanctuary’s tour path on your next visit.

Tour fences have replaced the former tour barriers. The new fences are 4-feet high and 4-feet away from the enclosures.

They were installed as part of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s commitment to the safety of both the public and the resident animals.

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a federally-accredited wildlife sanctuary in North Carolina. In line with our mission of rescue, education, and advocacy, the organization offers public tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Guided by a trained team member, tour guests will have a chance to meet some of our most beloved animals, hear their rescue stories, and learn what issues they face in the wild and in captivity.

The upgrade stretches across the tour path, and the fences are 4 feet away from enclosures. 

More than 19,000 guests visit Carolina Tiger Rescue each year for public tours, where they have a chance to see Elvis Serval, Rajah Tiger and Jericho Cougar – just to name a few – up close.

The construction of the tour fences began about four weeks ago.

A hardworking crew started the process by drilling holes in the ground along the tour path, where there are about 30 of Carolina Tiger Rescue’s 48 residents. They later installed poles, fencing, and gates, which will give keepers and other trained team members access to the enclosures.

During the project, the old tour barrier remained intact. It was completely removed Thursday to mark the close of construction.

Tours have continued to book weeks in advance, and Carolina Tiger Rescue is thrilled by how eager people are to visit and learn about our animals!

The new tour fence can be seen at a distance. 

Carolina Tiger peers up through the new tour barrier. 

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.

Have Fun Learning at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Field Trips

Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips link

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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BOBCATS

Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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CARACALS

Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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COATIMUNDIS

Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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COUGARS

Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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KINKAJOUS

In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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LEOPARDS

Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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LIONS

Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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OCELOTS

Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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SERVALS

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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TIGERS

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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!