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Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9794
Phone Number:
+1 919-542-4684

This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.

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Beautiful Cat Preserve

The Tiger Rescue is a hidden gem. The animals are beautiful and each has its own story. We definitely plan to return soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oxford, NC
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice tour of the beautiful facility. The sanctuary is clean and well maintained. We really liked that spaciousness especially between enclosures. The animals seemed content and happy to interact with us. If you are interested in saving endangered big cats, this is a great place to visit.

1 Thank zeemie83
Oxford, NC
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278 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tiger Rescue is a hidden gem. The animals are beautiful and each has its own story. We definitely plan to return soon.

1 Thank NCSmokey
Cold Spring, New York
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253 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for young and old. Very informative guide. The center rescues and supports a sanctuary for mostly tigers but also has lions. lynx, panther, caracal, mountain lion. Only available by tour which is well worth the time and price. Not to be missed if in the area.

Thank Afoodie65
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

They support rescue, education, and sanctuary for large and small cats. These cats have come from people's homes who realized they cannot care for them anymore (it is not illegal to own a large cat in the state of NC and many other states); other rescues who could not afford to keep them; and even weirder: two tigers were found... More 

1 Thank LaurieRaleigh
Charlotte, NC
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497 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you have any interest in 'big cats' (and some small ones too-) Carolina Tiger Rescue is the place. Family friendly the tour is very educational, interesting and a fun experience. Photographs are allowed and the mission statement of Carolina Tiger Rescue is the best! The tour guide was very, very knowledgeable, personable and professional. A don't miss attraction if... More 

1 Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Such a great place to see big cats in comfortable, safe, and expansive areas where they can live out their lives after being rescued. A wonderful experience for anyone visiting the Triangle or even residents! Bring the kids and the in-laws - you'll love it!

1 Thank UNCBalan
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have taken the tour of Carolina Tiger Rescue several times with various family visitors ranging in age from 2-82. It is one of our favorite "go to" places. It is very educational, while also being fun. All of the staff are quite knowledgeable and friendly. You need to be able to walk and stand for a period of 1... More 

1 Thank Sharyn W
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a must-do activity for children and adults alike! A walking tour where you learn much about how each of these animals were rescued as you watch them in natural habitat enclosures. Obviously well cared for, this is a place that deserves your support and is well worth the visit for the 90 minute tour. You'll learn a lot!... More 

1 Thank Ly0616
Bowling Green, Ohio
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202 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This non-profit rescue for lions, tigers, cougars, caracals, servals and ocelots. The sad story is that these cats are rescued from terrible conditions where idiots tried to keep them as pets, inexperienced, self appointed zookeepers, unprincipled breeders and people trying to make money with them. While this is not a zoo with expansive acreage for the cats to live in,... More 

1 Thank bsmith45
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I toured the CTR recently when my mother-in-law was visiting and we all had a great time. I thought you'd hear a lot about how endangered tigers were and then maybe see a few. I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the reserve and how many animals you get to see. We saw tigers, lions, cougars, ocelots, and more... More 

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