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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.

 

One of our newest rescues has already felt the grass beneath his paws! 

Tio Tiger moved into his spacious outdoor enclosure on Wednesday. He was one of tour tigers from the Southwest Rescue on April 6. He was the lone male among the group, which also included Kaari, Shira and Yanaba Tigers. 

Tio, who was previously named Chico, displayed his mellow personality early. Our vet Dr. Angela Lassiter was able to perform his medical exam in quarantine within his first week here, and the 16-year-old tiger was neutered while he was sedated. Because he did so well, our animal care team was able to move him out sooner than expected. His departure from quarantine also created more space for the other three tigers. 

Tio Tiger settles down into his enclosure, drinking in the scenes around. 

Tio Tiger steps out of his transport crate 

Tio enjoys a drink of water 

 

Tio in quarantine 

Tio moved into an enclosure on Pine Forest. He seems to be a good fit for the tour route, but our keepers will give him a few days to adjust before making the final call. His new neighbor is Santana Serval, and the two seem like they’ll be good buddies. They were stalking and chasing each other down their respective fence lines soon after Tio entered the enclosure. 

A chipper tiger zipped out of his transport crate the moment the release door raised. He wasn’t shy about exploring his forever home, marking territory, rolling in the high grass and chewing on his enrichment. 

We don’t have many details about Tio’s past. He is declawed on all four paws. We aren’t sure what his previous enclosure was like. 

We are so glad to provide him with a peaceful place to live with respect.

Welcome, Tio! 

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.

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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.

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KINKAJOUS

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SERVALS

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TIGERS

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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

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!