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
info@carolinatigerrescue.org

Wildlife should be in the Wild

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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

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BOBCATS

Caracal at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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CARACALS

Coatimundi at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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COATIMUNDIS

Cougar at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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COUGARS

Kinkajou at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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KINKAJOUS

In Memoriam
Leopard at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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LEOPARDS

Lion at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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LIONS

Ocelot at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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OCELOTS

Serval at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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SERVALS

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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TIGERS

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Get involved at Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Individual Volunteering

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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

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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!