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Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-4684
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Pittsboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful adventure! The facility is devoted to the humane care of mainly big cats who have been abused in some way or who need special care. The tour, which is very educational, allows you to get up close and personal with the cats - behind a fence, of course! The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the... More

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White Plains, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a big-cat rescue sanctuary, with many different species (not just tigers). All of the folks working or volunteering there are clearly passionate about these animals. The tour of the property and the many habitats was led by a volunteer docent, and was both interesting and moving. We were able to see many different animals up-close, and hear the... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I've been to Carolina Tiger twice (not super-recently; I just happened to be going over my TripAdvisor reviews and realized I hadn't written about it). I am so impressed with the care they give these beautiful animals and with the education they provide for the public. Follow them on Facebook, and you'll see how devoted the staff are to the... More

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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited the rescue mission on the July 4th weekend. Tours were filling quickly earlier in the week and we ended up on a twilight tour which is restricted to adults and teens over thirteen which meant my sister and her family couldn't join us. The mission is located on an old farm near Pittsboro about a 40 minute drive... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is an amazing place to visit. The name is a little misleading as the rescue has more than just tigers. It has many animals that I never heard of until my visit like caracals, servals, ocelots, binturongs, and kinkajous. There are also the tigers, lions, bobcats, and cougars that are better known. The Carolina Tiger Rescue is different than... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The people here are patronizing and rude. I have worked in the Veterinary field and come across ocelots, caracals, and the like in my career. I was visiting Chapel Hill with my husband who was there on business. This place was recommended by my hotel and so many people on trip advisor, so I went to check them out. When... More

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charlotte
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I don't believe the big photo was taken at the Carolina Tiger Rescue. There are no cinder block enclosures, just big, natural areas where the tigers, lions, and other cats get to enjoy the next stage of their lives. Each animal was brought to the rescue out of less than perfect situations and seem to enjoy the care they now... More

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Evans, GA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Carolina Tiger Rescue is a wonderful facility for learning about and observing many wild animals. It's great for children and adults of all ages. The Sanctuary not only educates but provides a much needed home for these animals. Definitely worth seeing!

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Angier, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is not to be missed. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. You're about two feet away from the animals which isn't an experience many people have had. The only down sides I would say were some of the enclosures were overgrown so you really couldn't see in them and the enclosures need some updating. Absolutely recommend doing... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It's a unique and fun experience. It's especially cool if you get to watch the big cats eat whole chickens.

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