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Big Cat Rescue

#4 of 197 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
+1 813-920-4130
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Big Cats ,big experience

My wife and I have been to Big Cat Rescue for two feeding tours. The big cats are fantastic, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Keepers tour

Was fortunate enough to visit today & visit all the beautiful cats during the keepers visit! M.C... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oviedo, 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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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
+1 813-920-4130
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I have been to Big Cat Rescue for two feeding tours. The big cats are fantastic, the guides are knowledgeable and friendly. The feeding tours are pricey and are only about one hour long. However, it is amazing to see these big...More

Thank BostonJoka
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was fortunate enough to visit today & visit all the beautiful cats during the keepers visit! M.C. & Desmond were fantastic, and thanks to Honey for helping me with reservation rescheduling Thanks to all the staff at BCR for all they do for these animals...More

Thank namtab13
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on the Keeper Tour in July. We have been on just about every tour that BCR offers. This is the most amazing place, full of people who love and care for these animals.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 1 week ago

everyone needs to go spend a little time with these people so you learn what's going on with the cats we have in this country. it's so sad --- thanks to big cat and other places like them in this country they are giving these...More

Thank Atlette P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been following Big Cat Rescue for years and finally got to visit with my husband and son. The feeding tour was awesome, my family loved seeing the amazing cats up close having their breakfast of chicken. Our tour guide was very informative and I...More

1  Thank smiley077
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our Granddaughter on the Kids Tour on our recent holiday. The volunteer who took us on the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. This was our second visit, the first being many years ago. Since our first visit the park has grown in...More

Thank Sandie1950
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Cat Rescue is a nongovernmental organization dedicated to stop the abuse of big cats, and provide humane care for those big cats that can no longer be cared for privately or at other shelters. If you're a cat lover, you will be intrigued to...More

Thank ReidStPete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At Big Cat Rescue you will have the opportunity to see Big Cats and become educated on the problems they face in the US. Between 10000-20000 big cats live in horrible conditions. All the money raised by this organization goes to help Big Cats living...More

Thank Lara K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the keeper tour and it was well worth the money. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I will definitely visit again!

Thank kat1266
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my husband, the kids and grandkids, all 3 geberatiobs found the visit interesting, very eell organized, good information, and the cats look happy, healthy and gorgeous, the space is clean, no odors, GREAT JOB! BIG CAT RESCUE. do not miss if in...More

Thank Vilma V
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Questions & Answers
Karen M
15 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"
Chris M
29 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.
Chris M
29 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