Special Experiences

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.

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.

Feeding with a Keeper

Looking for a more personal experience with Carolina Tiger Rescue’s residents? A Feeding with a Keeper tour may be just what you are looking for. During a Feeding with a Keeper tour, visitors will learn what we feed our animals and how the keepers maintain the animals’ health. The keepers will also share stories of our individual animals, as well as explaining the issues their species face both in captivity and in the wild. Visitors will work alongside our keeper staff while feeding, seeing first hand what it takes to care for exotic carnivores!

The tour will last approximately two and half hours.  Please note: Feeding carnivores is messy!  Visitors should expect to work with raw meat, blood, and whole carcasses.  Please dress appropriately.  Long pants are recommended and closed toe shoes are required.  As a reminder, we are a NO CONTACT facility, meaning you will not touch or come into physical contact with any of our animals during this experience.

Things you need to know before your tour:

  • Must be 15 years of age or older
  • 15-17 year-olds may attend the tour but may not assist with feeding
  • Arrive at 8:45 at the Visitor Center to check in
  • Species included in the tour will depend on the feeding schedule for that day
  • All visitors are required to complete a “Visitor Release” form
  • We are only able to provide tour groups ONE opportunity to reschedule your tour, should an issue arise. Thank you for your understanding. 

Tour Times

Available at 9 am on any day except Tuesdays.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are subject to availability.

Call the Keepers at 919-542-4684 ext. 3005 to make your reservation.

Please note the keepers spend the majority of their day outside so it will take a few days for them to get back to you.

Tour Prices

$250 per person/$500 minimum
(Price before taxes).

No more than four people per tour.