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“Reservations” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue
1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-4684
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Pittsboro
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.
Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Reservations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is a sanctuary not a zoo, so you need to plan ahead to visit here and buy tickets online. However we were able to get to the gift shop and donate to the rescue

Visited August 2012
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Staten Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Love visiting the big cats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is our favorite NC destination and now an annual must-do. We've been to the twilight tour and the morning (but still very hot) tour. Of the two, I strongly recommend the twilight tour. The animals seemed more relaxed and available, and in the morning, they are easily distracted by the food truck. But, both times, we've seen most of the animals (the ones on the tour, anyway - some are tour-shy). We're partial to the tigers, but they have lions, ocelots, cougars, bobcats, servals, etc. Most of them do have sad histories, but they are now in a good place and are well cared for.

Visited July 2012
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Raleigh
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A truly unique MUST-SEE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Different than a zoo, because you get up much closer and get a guided tour and explanation about "big cats". We've been several times and it's always a bit different which is great. Go at dusk during feeding time for the best chance to see the cats play and interact

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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A chance to get up close and personal with tigers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

A wonderful experience - the guide had great insights on the residents and their histories.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

The animals receive such loving care at the Rescue Center. Just watch out for Romeo or Tony the Tiger who love to "spray" the visitors. Stay well back from the cages unless you want a shower that you will have to shower off.

Visited August 2011
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