Sumatran tiger looking out from the forest


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.


International Tiger Day

Join Carolina Tiger Rescue as we Celebrate
International Tiger Day 
July 29, 2017

International Tiger Day was first celebrated in 2010 in response to the shocking news that 97% of all wild tigers had disappeared in the last century, with only around 3,000 left alive in the wild.

Tigers are on the brink of extinction and International Tiger Day aims to bring attention to this fact in order to halt their decline.

During the entire month of July, Carolina Tiger Rescue is celebrating International Tiger Day!  From limited edition t-shirts, raffles, and concerts, to awareness raising feature stories – there is something for everyone!

Please, join us as we celebrate tigers everywhere!

Scroll down to learn more about some of the problems facing tigers and find some tips on what individuals can do to help.  

International Tiger Day Happenings ~ At a Glance

  • Paws to Make a Difference:  Make a donation of $5 or more and a Paw with your name will be added to our gift shop wall! Your gift will help Carolina Tiger Rescue provide the best habitats, health care, food, and enrichment for the animals who have found a home at Carolina Tiger Rescue!
  • 50/50 Raffle:  Feeling Lucky? Support the tigers and try your luck! Purchase 1 raffle ticket for $5; 5 tickets for $20 or 15 tickets for $50.  One lucky winner will go home with 50% of all ticket sales and 50% will support the tigers at Carolina Tiger Rescue!
  • Join the Pittsboro Road House on July 29th for some great music, food & beverages. 10% of food and beverage sales will be donated to Carolina Tiger Rescue. For more information or to buy your concert tickets, click HERE.
  • Make a toast to the animals! Starrlight Mead is donating $2 from every mead tasting in July to Carolina Tiger Rescue! Look for tiger-themed meads and mead blends.

Week 1:  Palm Oil

Palm oil is found in 50% of all household products.  

Over 25 different common ingredients are derived from palm oil.

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Week 2:  Cub Petting

You can take a photo with a tiger cub or feed one for around $100.00. 

What happens to that cub when it is no longer a profitable prop?  

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Week 3: Research, Protect, Education

Paw prints provide valuable information. From a single paw print a researcher can determine species, sex, approximate age, even the individual tiger.

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Week 4:  Carolina Tiger Rescue Stories

What’s the problem with keeping wild cats as pets?

Read Aria’s story to find out.

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