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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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A tour about Big Cats that is as much an education in both the dark and compassionate side of humans

Thank God there are hardworking, compassionate people in the world helping both people and animals... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laura_in_CentralFL
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New York
Wonderful & Emotional Experience

We were surprised at how emotionally moved we were on this tour. Hearing the stories of the cats... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alfonzo G
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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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 good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
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Reviewed yesterday

Thank God there are hardworking, compassionate people in the world helping both people and animals! In this case at Big Cat Rescue those people are passionate about big cats! They have a true passion for saving large cats and giving them as normal of a...More

Thank Laura_in_CentralFL
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were surprised at how emotionally moved we were on this tour. Hearing the stories of the cats was heartbreaking. The volunteers at this great charity demonstrated a real passion for the care of these cats, and for working toward legislation and enforcement to prevent...More

Thank Alfonzo G
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you haven't been to Big Cat Rescue... GO! It is amazing! This is the real deal for animal people. They are a true sanctuary (no breeding, no purchasing, and no touching). These cats have been rescued from the most horrific situations in our country...More

Thank Fliesler
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I just moved to Tampa over the past year and we've been looking for fun and unusual things to do. Big Cat Rescue was less than 20 minutes from our house and well worth an afternoon. Great and informative guides! I strongly...More

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandchildren loved being close to the big cats and hearing their stories. Educational and interesting .

Thank Patti813
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a few tours and really enjoyed our time with the big cats. We got to make treats for them, and then watched them play with them. Total must see in Tampa

Thank Astona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in Tampa 30 years and never made it here till I was visiting. A bit pricy admission fee but after the visit was completely satisfied with the price paid. You can make reservations but I was able to walk up and get in on...More

Thank diane1024
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been privileged to visit Big Cat Rescue several times. This is a habitat that is as close to natural as possible. The animals and facility are cared for by volunteers. The cats come from zoos, private owners and rescues. The tour is informative...More

Thank patriciacR7986GI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the Big Cat Rescue and truly enjoyed it. It is obvious that the care, safety and well-being of the animals are the top priorities. It is not a zoo; it is a habitat. Their living spaces are quite large; not cages. There...More

Thank AlandJaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a retirement place for unwanted or abandoned cats. There are over 70 species of cats there all with large clean living areas. Watching a Tiger splash around in his own pool was wonderful. There are lions, tigers, lynx, cougars, and many other species....More

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Karen M
14 June 2017|
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Response from Jordan G | Reviewed this property |
It's not my sanctuary, but they do have a live video feed so you can see what the cats are currently up to. Just google "big cat rescue live feed"
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Chris M
28 April 2017|
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Response from BigCatRescue | Property representative |
We do have private tours for those who want to determine their path and pace.
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Chris M
28 April 2017|
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Response from BigCatRescue | Property representative |
It depends on the tour you take. If you are on the Kids Tour or the Day Tour, you are walking along with up to 21 people and you have 67 acres to cover in 60-90 min. (Kids Tours 60 min) The group has plenty of time to take... More
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