India is a gorgeous tiger with darker fur and darker markings.  She is a little less confident than her enclosure-mates and definitely the least dominant of the three.  She loves to stalk people, which is a great reminder that she is still a wild cat!  Once she knows you have seen her, however, she turns into a chuffle machine!

Born June 1, 2010
Rescued October 12, 2016

How India Came to the Sanctuary

India came to Carolina Tiger Rescue with Caprichio, her brother, and Carolina, along with 13 other animals from a facility in Colorado. This facility was closed down when the owner fell ill. Carolina Tiger Rescue worked with several other sanctuaries around the country to find homes for over 100 animals.


India is a reserved tiger who can be quite stoic at times. Even when you think she is not paying attention, you can bet she is observing every move you make. India loves to talk to people she knows and will do so with chuffles and moans that sound like cow moos. When it comes to enrichment, India acts like a big cub and enjoys destroying everything she gets!


India has a beautiful, dark orange coat. Along with her dark coat, she has jet black stripes that are striking. She even has a couple stripes on the right side of her face that look like a heart! India has a petite body, but one that packs a lot of punch!

Where in Sanctuary

India lives off tour in Pine Forest, across from Saber 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.

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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

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.

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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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Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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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.