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.


Tours at Carolina Tiger Rescue are all pre-arranged. We cannot accommodate walk-in visitors. You may choose from one of our regularly scheduled daytime public tours, an early evening twilight tour, or make an advance reservation for a private tour. Each tour is guided and you will be walking the gravel tour path.

Public Tours

Public tours are a fun and informative way for you, your family, and your friends to come out and meet our animals. Simply purchase the number of tickets that you need for your group. This tour is great for all ages.  

Private Tours

Private tours can be arranged by calling Carolina Tiger Rescue at (919) 542-4684. Your party will be the only group on the tour. Great for all ages and perfect for celebrating special occasions. Please note that private tours require a minimum of two weeks’ notice.

Twilight Tours

Twilight tours are a more peaceful experience than our daytime public tours. Twilight tours go out when the sanctuary is quiet and the animals are a little more active. These tours are for adult tickets only (13 years of age or older, please!). Simply purchase the number of tickets that you need for your group.

Specialty Tours

Specialty tours offer a more personal experience than our public tours. Please call (919)  542-4684 to make your reservation over the phone. These tours are a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, or spend more one-on-one time with our residents. Please note that specialty tours require a minimum of two weeks’ notice.

Things to know before you visit…

Minor Children

icon-signatureIf a minor child is not coming with their parent, a Combined Minor Release Form must be filled out by their parent and brought in at the time of your tour.

What about the Weather?

icon-rain-shineAll tours go out rain or shine.  In the event of an extreme weather event, Carolina Tiger Rescue will contact guests if we need to cancel.  

Can I take pictures?

icon-photographyPhotos may be taken during your tour after a visitor release has been signed.

Is the sanctuary accessible to those with disabilities?

icon-wheelchairThe Education Center is wheelchair accessible.  However, the gravel and grass paths may not be as wheelchair friendly.  If you have accessibility issues, please call 919-542-4684 to make arrangements. 

How do I get to the sanctuary?

icon-directionsGPS may not provide accurate directions to our location.  We recommend using the directions from our website to ensure you get here successfully.

Can I bring my pet to the sanctuary?

icon-no-petsWe do not allow outside animals anywhere on the property.  Please leave your pets at home.