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Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-4684
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Pittsboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is an amazingly well "thought-through" animal sanctuary for large cats. The animals have plenty of room to roam, with at least two "pens." All seemed to be content - well, except for "Star" - the nervous cougar:-) Our tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable and we came away with such appreciation for the volunteers and staff who take such... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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