Special Experiences

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.  

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

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 keeper staff at 919-542-4684 ext 3005 to make your reservation.

The keepers spend the majority of their days outside in the sanctuary. Please know it may take them a couple days to respond to your request.

Tour Prices

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

No more than four people per tour.

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