Albert Kinkajou

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.

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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.

Albert was born at Carolina Tiger Rescue as part of the former breeding program.  Albert is one of two male kinkajous we have at Carolina Tiger Rescue.  He loves when the volunteers bring him a banana treat and is always willing to wake up for that.  Albert has become our kink of mischief.  He is very quick and aggressive for such a small animal and one to definitely keep an eye on.

Born May 5, 1992

How Albert Came to the Sanctuary

Albert was born at Carolina Tiger Rescue in May of 1992 as part of our former breeding program.


Albert is a very inquisitive kinkajou who enjoys enrichment, especially when it includes bananas. Albert is very curious and loves to check out what is going on, even during the day when he would normally be sleeping.


Albert loves ripping open boxes to get his food and especially loves when people bring him bananas. Despite his small size, caring for Albert requires caution. He can be very aggressive and easily angered if he does not get what he wants. Albert loves to see what is going on, so keepers have to be quick to shift him in his den box by sneaking up on him, otherwise he is out and about, watching what the keepers are up to.

Where in Sanctuary

Due to his old age and declining vision, Albert lives inside year round.


In the late 1990s, Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly Carnivore Preservation Trust, decided that we were no longer going to breed due to the number of accredited facilities that were working under the Species Survival Plan. The Species Survival Plan was set up to ensure that breeding in captivity is only done to conserve a species. This helped limit needless breeding and prevents a surplus of animals living in captivity. Carolina Tiger Rescue only supports breeding in captivity if it is done in accordance with the Species Survival Plan.

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