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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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This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.

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It's all about the cats

This is a must for animal lovers. The "residents" are mostly older felines of the wild kind. Take the tour (walking shoes recommended) with one of their knowledgeable docents and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must for animal lovers. The "residents" are mostly older felines of the wild kind. Take the tour (walking shoes recommended) with one of their knowledgeable docents and meet the magnificent cats.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here as "entertainment" for visiting grandchildren, and ended up mightily impressed ourselves. The tour was fascinating, all questions answered; it was nice to learn so much about these rescued animals. I enjoyed seeing the markings up close. We have gone on two safaris in India in search of the elusive Tiger. This was more productive, if less thrilling!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I first visited just on a regular tour, wow were we in for a surprise. While we are very familiar with the world of animal rescue not quite so much in the exotic rescue world. The tour guide we had was amazing, Mark knew everything about every cat at the facility and you could tell the animals... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. We go every 3 or 4 years with family or friends & never get tired of it. Wonderful for adults & kids (at least age 4 probably). Lots of walking & terrain rough for a stroller but doable. The volunteer staff does a great job & the guided tour is both educational & fun. You see the carnivores... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tiger rescue is a special place to see tigers up close. The Rescue mission takes special care of the tigers. Great place for a field trip.

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Thank dpoin21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I heard about this place and knew I had to come. My husband surprised me with a gift certificate so myself and a couple friends went. You can see that they love and take such good care of these animals. Their gift shop is also decently priced. I highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Enjoyed the big cats rescued, the education provided by the tour guide (volunteer), and story behind each rescued cat. Not just lions, tigers, but ocelots and others. This is a 1-1/2 hour walked ng tour geared for adults and children at least 6 years old; infants in strollers not a great idea given occassional uneven grassy/gravel terrain and loud noises... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It was grrrrrrreat. There were lions and tigers and bears..oh my....well maybe not bears..but definitely lions and tigers! We took the twilight tour. It was a chance to meet a variety of big cats very close up. Hear their rescue stories. Learn about how they would live if in the wild. Watch them enjoy a snack and hear them roar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Great experience to visit. Best to go at evening to get feeding experience Tigers, Lions, ocelots, cougars and others amazing. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly One lady on our tour had mobility problems and staff provided an ATV get her to all the exhibit areas.

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Thank Sam K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The twilight tour is great..you get up close access to lots of cats..from smaller ocelots to the great tigers and lions..informative tour guides who take the time to give you background info on each animal..I was totally blown away by the true size of the tigers..you are so close it becomes very humbling. Would definitely recommend to anyone but if... More 

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