JJ Bobcat

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.

JJ Bobcat was rescued with 3 other bobcats in the fall of 2022. They all live together and are settling into the sanctuary life. JJ is a confident bobcat and is often one of the first of the four to come up to the keepers. He is extremely talkative and always has a lot to say.

Born July 29, 2021

Rescued September 26, 2022

How JJ Came to the Sanctuary

JJ was rescued along with 3 other bobcats, Monaco, Rio, and Cairo, from a private owner in Texas. They were brought to Carolina Tiger Rescue by another facility, In-Sync Exotics and did great on the 17 hour trip.


JJ is a confident bobcat who is inquisitive and who is always checking out what is going on around him. He is a big talker and always has something to say when his keepers are around. 


JJ is the smaller of the 2 boy bobcats in the group. His fur is more brown and more muted than the other bobcats he lives with. 

Where in Sanctuary

JJ lives off tour, currently, with enclosure mates Rio, Monaco, and Cairo. She lives in Pear Orchard next to Molly Bobcat and across the path from Star Cougar.

Wild Animals as Pets

Wild animals are not pets nor can the wild be loved out of them. Bobcats are also illegal to own in most states because they are native to most states. We are thankful the owner knew the best place for JJ and the others was at Carolina Tiger Rescue.

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