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Big Cat Rescue

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Big Cat Rescue - Tampa, FL

A 1 hour tour that gets you safely close to a variety of big cats. Interesting information from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
john c
Feeding and Keeper Tours

I have been to BCR a few times in the past several years. I really wanted to splurge and do these... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Debbie O
Safety Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday

A 1 hour tour that gets you safely close to a variety of big cats. Interesting information from knowlegeable tour guide. Emphasis on why these big cats cannot be domesticated and used for pets or roadside zoos. Children under10 not allowed. Children and pets cannot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to BCR a few times in the past several years. I really wanted to splurge and do these two tours - finally did. They were fantastic. You can do one right after the other. It is so worth it to see up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Debbie O
Reviewed yesterday

This is the fourth time I have toured Big Cat Rescue over the past 20+ years. It has grown so much meaning that it can supply lovely retirement facilities to even more cats in need. The day my friends and i went was perfect weather...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Tricia T
Reviewed 4 days ago

These cats have been rescued from horrible conditions and now have the chance to live their lives in peace. You get a chance to see them in their lovely new, rescued homes.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank craigmary2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

My visit was enjoyable and fun! I highly recommend it, it worth the money especially while it is a nonprofit organization. The tour guide Denny has a long experience and friendship with kitties! He is very passionate and proud of their sanctuary! The time flew...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tishastl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited here several times and always enjoyed it. It’s good to see that so many rescued animals are being well taken care of. This time, three of us took a private tour in a golf cart with BCR’s Barbara Nichols as our pleasant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank WandercatMiami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Pam was amazing! The whole tour was brilliant, such a wonderful thing that is being done for these cats. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LaurenWest62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take your kids to this big cats plocation since they will learn amazing facts about the animals that live in this preserve/rescue sanctuary. The owner/guide shows you her love for the animals and the labour she and her husband do. All the staff is made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bochinchera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed seeing the big cats and hearing the stories of each animal. The animals are respected and their habitats are fantastic. We loved learning about how the cats are fed. I did think that the cost was a little high but if it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank casinofind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My feeding tour (one hour) at Big Cat Rescue (BCR) was the perfect break from my hectic holiday schedule during a stopover in Tampa. BCR is a sanctuary for cats that have been abused and neglected by circuses or roadside attractions or surrendered by private...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank SLL33
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Shannon B
24 June 2018|
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Response from cocoinaz | Reviewed this property |
They have one tour that allows children. Your best bet is to call them. If you go to bigcatrescue org/tickets, you can see your options including the one with kids permitted. They can clarify if you call.
30 April 2018|
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Response from smg12657 | Reviewed this property |
The one we like the best is the 9 AM Sat feeders tour. You get to see all the cats awake, looking to be fed and watching the caretakers feed them. It really is awesome.
Aimee G
29 April 2018|
Response from Patricia M | Reviewed this property |
Sandals are ok. Insects arent bad right now but bring repellant just in case. Bring sunscreen and hat.