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Address: 12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
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Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the...

Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the trees? Do you imagine yourself in India, riding an elephant through the high grass with your eyes peeled for the elusive Tiger? Have you ever thought how great it would be to hike through the rainforest, listening to the tropical birds, ever on the lookout for a Leopard or an Ocelot high in the canopy? Have you ever been to the zoo and wanted to be closer to the exotic cats; so close you could almost touch them? You don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make these dreams come true. The world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility is right here in Tampa, Florida at Big Cat Rescue.

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Keeper's Tour Big Cat Rescue

I was fortunate enough to go to Big Cat Rescue on January 8th and took a Keeper's Tour. We got to make enrichment for the cats, and as we toured, our keeper passed out the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was fortunate enough to go to Big Cat Rescue on January 8th and took a Keeper's Tour. We got to make enrichment for the cats, and as we toured, our keeper passed out the goodies. It was a very educational experience as well as enjoyable. First and foremost, the enclosures are massive. The cats have tons of room to... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed the entire 90 minute tour. Everything was very well presented. Most of the Big cats were visible, a few were sleeping out of range. The tour guide was very informative as were the recorders we were all given at the beginning. I had used a golf cart to get around and the driver made sure I saw and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This an amazing place. If you love cats or animals in general you will love this place. If you are concerned with the welfare of animals you will be impressed with this place and the work they are doing beyond this sanctuary. My husband and I took the 10 am adult tour. It was an informative two hours. Amazing stories... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Big Cat Rescue while in Tampa before we went on a cruise. The guides were fantastic and I got a lot of great pictures. The cats appear to be well taken care and healthy of despite some awful circumstances they lived through before they arrived at this wonderful place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Big Cat Sanctuary was an experience that opened my eyes to the plight of the preservation of Big Cats and the horror that many exotic cats go through in the trade business. Due to the non-profit nature of this organization, their ultimate focus is the cats and they simply take you on their daily journey. Seeing this organization care for... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is so wonderful! They take in big cats that had bad homes, were mistreated and too old for the circus, or were declawed! It is great to see them being able to live a full life to the end. I took my 19 yr old Grandson and he found it very interesting and was glad he got to... More 

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Oxford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to Big Cat Rescue several times over the years... it is one of the best tours you can do in the area... and it is a wonderful place to donate money to help if you are a animal person.. it is run so well and just a super caring and giving staff of volunteers.. I can't say... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 7 year old daughter loves cats so we thought this would be something she would enjoy. It was a well maintained facility with lots of Tigers, a lion, and some smaller cats like Bob cats, etc. It's obvious the staff take good care of the cats and the facility. Was a nice relaxing guided walk around with information about... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredable sanctuary for all big cats rescued from circuses, roadside attractions, and people who think a big cat could be a great house pet. Also they save big cats that are breed for their fur and other parts. The folks who run this sanctuary provide such incredible care, including all medical and surgical problems directly on site in their... More 

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Sycamore, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will learn some things about how these beautiful creatures are being used for commercial reasons. The tour took actually close to two hours so give yourself enough time. We arrived on time and were checked off the list, parked and did our waiver on an IPAD. Check...Tour began promptly and we were given earbuds and a radio receiver because... More 

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