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Carolina Tiger Rescue home to tigers and lions

By Scott Miller
Posted Monday, January 31, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly the Carnivore Preservation Trust, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. We specialize in environmental education and exotic animal rescue. Our 55 acre facility in Pittsboro is home to over 70 animals including tigers, lions, servals, caracals, and other exotic carnivores from around the world.

Some of the animals we rescue come from roadside zoos or facilities that are forced to close due to operational or financial difficulties. Some are surrendered by private owners who have attempted to keep these wild animals as pets. Some of our animals were literally abandoned on the side of the road by their previous owners. We provide these animals with a safe, comfortable home for the rest of their lives.

We offer guided tours each weekend, providing a unique close-up opportunity to learn about these amazing animals. Space is limited and advance reservations are required for all tours. You can find more information about tours on our web site.

To make a reservation, call (919)542-4684. Our offices are open from 8 am to 5 pm each day.

We have over 150 active volunteers involved in almost every aspect of our work, including guiding tours, animal care, website support, fundraising, special events, gift shop, construction, office work, and more. We are always eager to hear from people interested in volunteering, especially if you are available on weekdays.

Our website has more information about membership and volunteer opportunities, additional education programs, and upcoming special events. Facebook fans can find us at

Carolina Tiger Rescue
1940 Hanks Chapel Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-4684 phone
919-542-4454 fax

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