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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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Great to see progessive support of rescued wild cats

The tour was excellent. Big Cat rescue has evolved over its many years in existence. They are not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul M
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Silver Spring
If you love big cats, don't miss this facility

Big Cat Tampa is amazing. The staff truly embrace their role as caretakers for abandoned, abused... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kim H
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“their lives” (69 reviews)
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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
+1 813-920-4130
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour was excellent. Big Cat rescue has evolved over its many years in existence. They are not shy in admitting mistakes they have made in the past (E.g breeding rescued big cats, which they have now stopped). They have a great intern program and...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Big Cat Tampa is amazing. The staff truly embrace their role as caretakers for abandoned, abused, or cast off cats. We went on the feeding tour in the morning and got to watch the caretakers interact with the cats. We were five feet away as...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great learning experience for young and old. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and take the animals needs first. Highly recommend.

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the grandkids on the Saturday Kids Tour and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tour guide was very informative in terms of the many cats we saw including their origin, how they came to be at the sanctuary and the roles of the many...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 5 days ago

The work being done by this organization is well worth the admission price. Several Large Cats are living in the best place of their lives. The tour guide gives lots of information and each cats personal history is shared. The big cats will live out...More

Thank cbthies
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a wonderful example of people who love and care of animals. The was a heart warming place...the tour was wonderful...the tour guides Were very knowledgeable and pleasant. The cats were very well cared for. I loved this place and was so happy that...More

Thank Theresa120
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came over Chistmas vacation. It was CRAZY with the amount of people who were visiting at the same time as us. We waiting for about 20 minutes in a car line just to check in. We were led around by a volunteer. There was an...More

Thank mtt1220
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of really beautiful animals. Very educational tour. Worth the money. A few animals wouldn't come out but still got to see a lot of big cats.

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The job the sanctuary is doing is amazing. Ty for caring for these defenceless animals in our environment.

Thank Traci G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this tour. The animals are all in a much better situation at this facility than where they came from. The tour guides did a great job showing the cats and talking about each case. They were very conscious about how the animals...More

Thank Stacie G
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marfp12
12 January 2018|
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Response from Barb W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, tours are still held unless there is lightning. No umbrellas allowed, but a rain coat or poncho will do. Just make sure to wear boots or water proof shoes..
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Linda S
20 December 2017|
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Response from Tammy H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, strictly a guided tour, but if you don't get the story behind each cat you're missing the whole point of why they are there and why the sanctuary does what it does. It's not a "zoo" setting - the tour guides are great... More
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deliriou599
17 December 2017|
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Response from LoveTrips03 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t do the feeding tour but overheard it does takes at least an hour. You do not feed all of the animals but it also depends on how many of you are in the tour. Suggest you give them a call before your visit to make... More
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