Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly the Carnivore Preservation Trust, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

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Feeding with a Keeper

Participants learn the types of food that carnivores consume, their dietary needs, and how animal keepers interact with the animals during a feeding. Individuals will work alongside an animal keeper during food preparation and distribution (approximately 2.5 hours), seeing firsthand what it takes to care for exotic carnivores.

Please note: Feeding carnivores is messy, so participants of the "Feeding with a Keeper" experience may be exposed to raw meat, blood, and other unpleasantries. Participants should expect this and dress appropriately.

When: Available at 9am any day except Tuesdays, by reservation only


$150 per person, $300 minimum Prices before tax
Ages 15- 17 may attend but not feed
Please contact our Keepers to schedule your tour.

  • Ages 15+ only
  • Maximum Group Size: 4
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are subject to availability.
  • Arrive at 8:45 to check in.
  • Species included in "Feeding with a Keeper" is dependent on the feeding schedule for the day. Participants are not guaranteed the opportunity to observe any specific species being fed, including tigers.
  • All visitors will be required to sign a Volunteer Release form.
  • Participating in feeding animals is at the Keeper's discretion.