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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Tour FAQs

Public Tours

Your tour will take you on guided half-mile walk outdoors on grass and gravel to meet some of the world's most endangered species. Your guide will personally introduce you to tigers, lions, caracals, servals, ocelots, binturongs, and kinkajous, explaining the rescue stories that brought them to Carolina Tiger Rescue and the issues that their kind face in the wild. The tour will last approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours, depending on the group's involvement.


Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
All tour guests must have a reserved ticket.


Fridays: 10:00AM
Saturdays: 10:00AM & 1:00PM
Sundays: 10:00AM & 1:00PM
Please see Tour Schedule for additional public tours

Twilight Tours

Available seasonally (April-October) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at sunset. Please check our Tour Tickets calendar to find the tour start time for a specific day. These special walks are during the most active part of our predators' days.

Ages 13 and up ONLY. Children under 13 are not permitted on Twilight Tours.



$26.50* Twilight Tour

Youth 4-12

n/a Twilight Tour

Children 3 & Under

Free - You must reserve your child's free ticket with your order.
n/a Twilight Tour

* prices listed include a convenience fee

Visitors under 18 must have a release signed by a parent/legal guardian.
If minors will be unaccompanied by parent/guardian, download and print the Minor Release, and bring the signed release for your tour. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

All tours are rain or shine.

Photos may be taken the day of the tour at no charge, once the visitor has signed the Visitor Release.

Please acquire directions from our website. GPS might not provide accurate directions to our location.

We do not allow outside animals anywhere on the property. Please leave any pets at home.