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Daytime Public Tour

Carolina Tiger Rescue, Pittsboro, NC

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carolina Tiger Rescue is making changes to our procedures for our volunteers and our guest. The first change you will see is that everyone, including guests, will be required to wear a cloth mask. The cloth mask can be a surgical mask or a homemade mask but the masks must cover your nose and your mouth. Masks will not be required of children 2 and under. You will be required to wear your mask for your entire time at Carolina Tiger Rescue. This requirement is not only for the safety of our guests and volunteers but also for our animals. COVID-19 is able to be transmitted to big cats from humans. While we are excited to have you out to learn about our amazing animals, their health and safety is our first priority. Thank you for doing your part!

We are reserving Friday's 10 AM tours to support vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for more than 50 exotic carnivores? Are you interested in learning about the challenges and dangers that wild cats face under private ownership and in their natural environments? Do you want to know how you can help? Then join Carolina Tiger Rescue for a tour you won't soon forget. On a tour led by trained volunteer tour guides, you'll take a half-mile walk through the Carolina Tiger sanctuary and be within 6 feet of beautiful small cats such as tigers, lions, caracals, and cougars. Your tour guides will introduce you to each animal you see along the way and share with you their individual stories. Many resident animals have been rescued from roadside zoos, backyards, basements, and lives of exploitation at the hands of entertainment facilities. Today they thrive in large outdoor enclosures, receive a healthy and natural diet, get plenty of enrichment, and are cared for by knowledgeable professionals. Come get a glimpse into their lives and histories and learn how your daily choices impact the future of these beautiful and powerful predators.


Visitors under 18 years of age must have a Carolina Tiger Rescue release form signed by a parent. If the child will not have a parent present, please download our Minor Release, fill it out, and bring the signed release with you. No other permission slips/releases will be accepted. The release cannot be signed by another adult. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.


Available dates for tickets are shown on the calendar in white. Gray dates indicate days where tours are not offered or are already sold out. Tours tend to sell out approximately 7-14 days in advance.