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Carolina Tiger Rescue

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Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone Number: 919-542-4684
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Description: This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.

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Amazing Place

You'd never know this amazing place is tucked away in the quaint little town of Pittsboro. It's a great experience to see these animals up close, hear their rescue stories and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You'd never know this amazing place is tucked away in the quaint little town of Pittsboro. It's a great experience to see these animals up close, hear their rescue stories and about the care they receive. It's not a just drop in type place. They have tours that have to be scheduled with tickets bought in advance. They limit each... More 

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I live in NC and honestly this is my favorite place her in North Carolina. It is a WONDERFUL experience. Try to go on a nice day and most will be out and it will be more comfortable to walk around.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited the rescue as volunteer on a service trip where we assisted with various tasks around the rescue. We got to spend time with the people who work there and also got a tour at the end of the week. From spending time there, we got to learn how knowledgeable everyone who works there is and how much they... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Carolina Tiger Rescue is such an amazing organization. Their goal is to give these cats the best possible life they can after many of them came from some horrible situations.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This tour is well worth the money...about $17. You will see small cats and very large cats on this 50+ acre site. Guides provide detailed information and can answer any questions. To get the cats near the fence, they provide chicken legs to them on long poles. On lion actually broke the pole while grabbing the chicken. You'll be within... More 

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Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is a great service to animals that should never have been a homeowners pet and were discarded when they became to large. They staff is very knowledgeable and lets you know the history of the tiger or lion. They have great homes now and are able to live their lives out safely and comfortably. They work on donations... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

That in little ole Pittsboro we have souls with big hearts caring for abandoned cats. Not just any cats mind you! The big Lion, Tigers but no bears oh my! Love this amazing place.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place is so much fun to visit. The big and not so big cats are housed in individual large fenced off areas that you can approach quite closely -- close enough that a tiger can spray you with its Frito-smelling spray. Who knew? (There is enough warning to get out of the way if you're nimble.) There are many... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wonderful work making a good life for these animals. Worth a visit. Buy tickets in advance for tours. Staff helpful and informative.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our guide was knowledgeable as well as engaging. Jess seemed enjoy what she does and shared that enthusiasm with the group. She would time it perfectly so we could enjoy the cats as well as be able to hear her stories about the animal or the species. I enjoyed that fact that I was able to learn a lot about... More 

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