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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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What a hidden gem! I had no idea this place even existed until a few months ago and I've lived in the area for 8 years! We learned so much about large cats and even got to watch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a hidden gem! I had no idea this place even existed until a few months ago and I've lived in the area for 8 years! We learned so much about large cats and even got to watch them eat some yummy treats. Our tour guide, Steve, was awesome! I recommend that every visitor and local go for a tour.... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I'm 10. Carolina Tiger Rescue was excellent! It stands above zoos that believe in breeding their animals. They provide large enclosures for their cats, along with enrichment. CTR knows more about the species than the Audobon Zoo in Louisiana where I had to tell them that clouded leopards are not leopards. Some animals are off the tour because they get... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

These folks are doing some amazing things to better the lives of the gorgeous rescues. Never in my life have I ever been 3 feet away from a huge Lion! And the Tigers are so majestic and beautiful. The trail is mostly a dirt road with a packed rocky substrate so close toed shoes are a good idea. Several areas... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Carolina Tiger Rescue is just that. They rescue big cats and give them a habitat. You can take a guided tour and learn how each of them came to the rescue and their history. They have lions, tigers, bobcats, servals, ocelots, etc.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I love zoos but if you want a more up close and personalized experience (especially if you want one without kids running around), check out the Twilight Tour at the Carolina Tiger Rescue. There are tigers, lions, other big cats, and small cats. You can smell and hear them much better than at a zoo because at times you are... More 

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Loved the adults only "Twilight Tour"! The guides were so knowledgeable and friendly. They made you feel welcome to ask questions and take part in the discussion. The cats were active and right there so you could see them up close and personal. Don't go expecting to see baby cats because they do not have them. They do NOT breed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great opportunity to experience so many different types of cats up close. Sad also that it became necessary to have a place like this - that so many animals would Sind themselves in need. Brought my two young children. The tour - which lasted one and a half hours- was a bit much for their short attention spans but well... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Excellent facility with knowledgable, friendly staff. Tour lasted around 2 hours and during that time we got to see a wide range of different cats much closer than you would at a zoo. Make sure to bring your own rain gear as some in our tour were not prepared and got quite soaked.

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

First of all you should know this is not a private zoo. This is a rescue organization. Most of the animals here (most from the cat family) were once kept as pets until people who owned them discovered they do not stay tiny forever. This is an educational tour..not come anytime you would like. You will meet your tour guide... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great way to spend the day! My family and I had a great time learning about all the cats living at the sanctuary. Brett was a great tour guide...she was fun and very knowledgeable. I suggest bringing water or purchasing some when you get there. Wear comfortable shoes the trail is a little rough. We will definitely go back maybe... More 

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Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone Number: 919-542-4684
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pittsboro

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