Carolina Tiger

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.

Carolina is a very confident tiger who enjoys greeting visitors with her moans and chuffles.  She loves the spotlight and will almost always come up to visit when people are out and about.  She also loves to sun herself on top of one of the platforms in her enclosure.

Born March 4, 2010
Rescued October 11, 2016

How Carolina Came to the Sanctuary

Carolina came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with her enclosure-mates, Caprichio and India, along with 13 other animals from a facility in Colorado.  The owner became ill and decided to sell his land and donate his animals.  Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries around the country to find homes for over 100 animals.  This is the largest rescue in Carolina Tiger Rescue's history and the largest rescue of big cats in the United States.


Carolina is a very social tiger who enjoys visiting with guests.  She often comes up to the fence when guests walk by.  She is always good for a chuffle or tiger moan, which sounds like a cow mooing. She also spends a lot of time making noise to try and get her neighbor's attention. 


Carolina has a much lighter coat than her enclosure-mate, Caprichio.  Her stripes are also much lighter and she has a lot of fluff, or ruff, around her face.

Where in Sanctuary

Carolina lives on Oak Hill, next to Naveen Tiger.

Habitat Destruction

It is estimated that 1/3 of all land mammals will risk extinction by the year 2050 if the current trend continues.  These animals are losing their habitats at an alarming rate.  On average, 300 football fields' worth of rainforest is cleared each hour for palm oil plantations.  Palm oil is an easy and cheap crop to grow that is in over 50% of consumer goods.  The area in which palm oil is planted is home to tigers, orangutans, and countless other species, big and small, that are vital to the Earth’s well-being.

Panthera tigris