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Big Cat Rescue

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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
+1 813-920-4130
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Amazing!

I just love Big Cat Rescue! The staff is very courteous and the place is clean. One of the most... read more

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A great place to see and learn about big cats up close and personal!

We spent some time (2+ hours) here doing the zoo keepers tour....our guide Desmond did a great job... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Stratford, Connecticut
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“feeding tour” (122 reviews)
“their lives” (79 reviews)
“day tour” (55 reviews)
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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
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Reviewed yesterday

I just love Big Cat Rescue! The staff is very courteous and the place is clean. One of the most extraordinary experiences of my entire life! I visited last week and I am already planning my next visit. I highly recommend you visit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent some time (2+ hours) here doing the zoo keepers tour....our guide Desmond did a great job providing us with plenty of insight on all the animals. You can tell he really cares about these cats, and was familiar with all of their individual...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

These cats are all rescued from bad situations. Their stories are sad. But, they live in a beautiful area that, although it isn't their natural habitat, they are comfortable and treated well. They even get to go on vacation!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great walking tour guide. His name was Denny. We wanted to do the feed tour, but it was sold out. Buy your tickets well in advance if possible. Anyway, it was still awesome! We will be going back for the feeding tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of the length of the tour I paid extra to ride in a golf cart, For most of the tour we were parked so far from the tour guide I could not hear the descriptions. The driver would also be talking at the same...More

Thank bellevuegal10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Cat Rescue is an amazing place and a safe haven for these animals who can longer live in the wild mostly due to the ignorance and cruelty of humans. Unlike many zoos, they have very large spaces in which to live and roam, programs...More

Thank JessieMom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found a last minute day tour while visiting my mother & so glad we did! The staff guided us from the moment we pulled up to the end of our tour. Our guide has been volunteering there for 17 years & was extremely informative as...More

Thank Brianna D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always try to visit here when I am in the area.They do wonderful work rescuing these cats. Cats are in wonderful enclosures that allow them to remain calm and not bored.Everything is done to relieve their stress including vacations in larger areas and limited tours...More

Thank tdfcpny
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to this place. They have a great variety of big cats, all rescue animals who are now in their forever home at the rescue center. The cats are in large pens where they have plenty of room to run around, very...More

Thank catlib55
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the standard tour. As animal lovers we were very appreciative of this place for many reasons. It's a great tour and Rose was very knowledgeable....thanks Rose! Aside from an enjoyable tour, they treat these animals with the respect that wild animals deserve. All...More

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Pat969
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Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
Parking shouldn't be a problem--they have volunteers directing traffic and you can be dropped off right at the office/shop. They have a ramp for wheelchairs which is easily accessible. The paths throughout the park are... More
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George S
11 February 2018|
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Response from cindythegreat49 | Reviewed this property |
They only allow guided tours and I believe they run 2 hours or less . It isn't like a zoo where you can walk around on your own . You will pay for a tour that is timed , so you will find out the duration of time at that... More
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