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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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Come see the big cats.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Sburris65
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Apex, North Carolina
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Apex, North Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The feeding tour at CTR allows for an up-close and interactive experience with a knowledgeable guide in a small group setting. The ability to feed the magnificent cats and see them only a few feet away in a more natural setting while learning about each species is an awe-inspiring experience. Tips for the tour: -CTR as a non-profit does not... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This USDA-approved wildlife refuge provides full care for abused and abandoned large cats and other wild animals. They live in large enclosures (not cages) with room to romp. The staff and volunteers are well trained to provide enrichment and loving care. Visitors are welcome to learn more about these animals, who will live the rest of their days in a... More 

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I'd never heard of the CTP until about 2 years ago when a friend told me about it. Yesterday I got to experience it firsthand & even with some major rain the day before & cloudy conditions, getting a bit damp didn't matter in the slightest. Our guide was knowledgable, gave us the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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
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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
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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 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 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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