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“Love visiting the big cats!”

Carolina Tiger Rescue
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Pittsboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This is a refuge for tigers and other exotic cats.
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.

7  Thank RosebankMom
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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

4  Thank SusanRaleigh
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

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

1  Thank Traveler4106
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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.

4  Thank Gwandi
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

This is an interesting and well managed organization. The animals all have their characters and the tour guides are well versed.

3  Thank robjo_nc
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