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Big Cat Rescue

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Address: 12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
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Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the...

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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We visit the Tampa area year after year and try to look for new experiences. Saw this was noted as a Gem in the AAA guide and decided to go visit. Information in two places... read more

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Deptford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit the Tampa area year after year and try to look for new experiences. Saw this was noted as a Gem in the AAA guide and decided to go visit. Information in two places indicated reservations not required for the 3pm tour but to arrive early, so we just drove up. In future, I would call ahead because they... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful tour - You will be amazed at the care and kindness given to these beautiful animals. Big Cat Rescue does amazing work. This is a must see tour when visiting Tampa

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Dallas TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As lovers of cats both big and small, my husband and I had this at the top of our list of places to visit during a long weekend in Tampa (a city we'd never been to before). The first challenge was finding it, as our GPS app (Waze) apparently wasn't aware of some construction that made her instructions impossible to... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad I finally got to visit this place. My husband and I are huge animal lovers and we're so happy to contribute to this cause. Very educational !

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is so wonderful. Our tour guide was great, telling us stories about each cat that we saw. The people in our group asked pertinent questions and she elaborated while answering, spurring more discussion and questions. We learned so much and saw lots of cool cats. It's great to know that there is a place like this for cats... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Teen and I visited again after an absence of 3+ years. The cats are still wonderful and engaging. I also find the property to be so peaceful and zen-like. An afternoon here is well worth the time to learn about the great work being done to save these magnificent creatures. We'll be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit, they answered any questions we had. We can't wait to go again. We saw a lot of cats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very informative and pleasant tour of big cats who otherwise would probably be dead. The facilities were so awesome giving the animals the first consideration over human spectators. Will def be supporting this worthy cause. BTW the guide was so AWESOME and so informative . And yes we loved her british accent. Yes all the big cats are in... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unlike zoos Big Cat Rescue allows the cats to choose when they want to be seen ,by closely mimicking their natural habitat. At Big Cat Rescue it is obvious the top priority is the safety and well being of the cats, while at zoos , it seems the top priority is the satisfaction of the customer. This is the purr-fect... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a private tour as my husband would have had a hard time keeping up with a group. This enabled us to go at our own pace and ask questions as often as we wanted to.

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