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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.

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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.

Current Carolina Tiger Rescue Stories!

The Paw Print Spring + Summer 2024

The Paw Print Spring + Summer 2024

In this exciting edition of our Paw Print newsletter, learn all about our commitment to scientific progress. Read about our cover star, Saber Tiger, our work with Dr. Adam Hartstone-Rose, a Black Tie & Tails Ball recap, and much, much more!

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Kito Serval

BornJanuary 1, 2008RescuedAugust 19, 2023Passed awayFebruary 28, 2024Kito's StoryKito started his life off as a pet before being rescued by a sister sanctuary in Florida. When that sanctuary shifted their mission to focus on native wildlife,...

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Saying Goodbye to Kito

Dear Carolina Tiger Rescue Family, I’m sorry to say that I have sad news to share. A bit ago, a mass was seen on the left side of Kito Serval’s forehead. We realized quickly that the mass was a tumor and due to the location, our only option was to try treating him...

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