You may have heard the words “animal sanctuary” before; however, not many of us know exactly what that means. Animal sanctuaries rescue animals who can’t survive in the wild. They work to protect these animals not only in their facilities, but their species as a whole. Animal sanctuaries promote education about these animals, and the dangers their species face. Many sanctuaries also work to protect the wildlife habitats in which these animals live. Visiting wildlife sanctuaries helps them take care of and protect these amazing animals. If you’re interested in helping their cause, you can visit an animal sanctuary right here in the Carolinas.
Carolina Tiger Rescue
If you like the beauty and grace of big cats you might consider visiting Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Contrary to what the name might suggest, this sanctuary is home to not only tigers, but lions, cougars, caracals, servals, ocelots, and kinkajous. This animal sanctuary offers tours to meet some of their residents, and hear the stories of how they came to be rescued. The tour also focuses on what issues these species face in the wild, and the importance of protecting their native habitats.
The Conservators Center in Burlington, North Carolina houses nearly 90 exotic animals representing more than 20 species. The Conservators Center reconnects people with wildlife by getting up close and personal with rare, threatened, and endangered species. Their motivation in doing so is the belief that people protect what they know, and after meeting these animals people will become invested in the species and realize their value. The Conservators Center offers many family friendly and adult tours to choose from. With your AAA Membership you receive 10% off of any tour.
Audubon Center at Beidler Forest
Fancis Beidler Forest is a nature sanctuary located in the South Carolina lowcountry. This pristine swampland is protected by the National Audubon Society, and has been left undisturbed for millennia. This nature sanctuary has 1,000 year old trees, birds, bugs, peace, and serenity. Visitors can safely visit the swamp by walking the 1.75-mile boardwalk trail. There are also canoe and kayak trips, naturalist-guided tours, and bird walks offered seasonally. You can visit this portal into history, and receive $2 off general admission for being a AAA Member.
The Center for Birds of Prey
The Center for Birds of Prey, in Charleston, South Carolina, rescues injured birds of prey and shorebirds. Besides rescuing injured birds, they focus on identifying and addressing environmental issues through educational research and conservation initiatives. Visitors can go on tours to see and learn more about these birds and their environments. There are also flight demonstrations where visitors can actually see the power and uniqueness of each bird. AAA Members receive $2 off adult admission.
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