The very popular Twilight tours run from April through October on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  

Twilight Tours are for adults only (guests 18 years of age and older). Tour tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

We recommend getting your tickets early as these tours sell out every weekend.

Twilight tours are a more intimate experience to meet our animals. During these tours, the Twilight Tour guests are the only visitors in the sanctuary. The work of the day is done, and the guests have the sanctuary all to themselves. Enjoy a quiet evening with the cats and you might just be lucky enough to be serenaded by the lions!  After all, they are still wild animals!  As with all of our tours, we can never guarantee what the cats will do, but it’s hard to have a bad evening with animals.

Your Twilight Tour will last for about 1 ½ hours. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Our trained volunteer tour guides will walk you through the animal sanctuary. You will learn about the different species living at Carolina Tiger Rescue and the problems they face in the wild, as well as the challenges they face in captivity. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and take photos, but you will not have any physical contact with the animals.

Twilight Tour Times

Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday evenings.

Times vary as twilight changes. Please note the start time when purchasing tickets.

Twilight Tour Prices

Adult Tickets Only
(18 years of age and older)

$28 plus taxes and service fees 

Twilight Tours are back through October! Click below for tickets.

Things to know before your 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.

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

Rescue

Education

  • 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.

Have Fun Learning at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Field Trips

Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips link

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.

Our Rescues
Bobcat at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
BOBCATS

Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
CARACALS

Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
COATIMUNDIS

Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
COUGARS

Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
KINKAJOUS

In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
LEOPARDS

Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
LIONS

Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
OCELOTS

Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
SERVALS

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Learn about
TIGERS

Animals
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Activities
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Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Individual volunteering at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Individual Volunteering

Group volunteering at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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.

Ways to Support Carolina Tiger Rescue

Donate to Carolina Tiger Rescue

Donate

Big Cat Dinner Club Information

Big Cat Dinner Club

Whether it’s a monthly donation or a one-time gift, a symbolic animal adoption, a gift to the Big Cat Dinner Club, or any other kind of donation, your contribution to Carolina Tiger Rescue goes straight to work helping to save wild cats in need.  Don’t see what you are looking for, our development staff can help you find a meaningful way to support the cats!