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Big Cat Rescue

Features Animals
12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
+1 813-920-4130
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Enjoyed seeing some of the exotic cats and learning more about Big Cat Rescue.

My wife and I just moved to Tampa over the past year and we've been looking for fun and unusual... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joshua G
Closrvup and Comfortable with Big Cats

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tampa, 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
+1 813-920-4130
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Reviewed 2 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 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Patti813
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank n2maps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went here and had a tour with the lee[er We were able to make the cats toys. The tour enabled us to get close to the cats. Close enough to get some really good pictures. We had a great time!

Thank Darla49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a zoo. They have made a real effort to provide the cats a natural environment. The staff is great! Stop by, enjoy the day and help in their effort to protect these beautiful animals.

Thank tampabay14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Keeper's Tour and were luck enough to be with just 3 other people. Got to see and learn about the Cats and their stories of rescue and revival. Our guide (Sharon) has a true passion for the animals that shows through. If...More

Thank Andrew H
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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"
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

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