Big Cat Rescue

Zerve Seller: BigCatRescue

Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  1,789 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 168 400 9 = 391 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 411 1,009 15 = 994 97% 4.7
Last 12 months 746 1,814 25 = 1,789 97% 4.7
All 1,082 2,646 29 = 2,617 98% 4.7
Ratings by Activity
(Each activity's ratings from the last 12 months)
% Positive Average
Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue 1,323 98% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Feeding Tour 139 93% 4.5 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue 109 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Private Tour 108 100% 4.9 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
The Keeper Tour 100 95% 4.7 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Wild Eyes at Night Tour 10 100% 4.1 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Very worthwhile endeavor by Big Cat Rescue
Sat, Aug 16  2:00 PM asibbald Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had a wonderful time the keepers were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic we'll be back and recommend the tour to others.
Rating: 3
Would recommend
Sat, Aug 16  1:00 PM MBaker2014 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Big Cat Rescue is a great organization but the wait for a group was long and boring plus no where to sit. The volunteers and tour guide are courteous and patient.
Rating: 5
Holy CAT!
Wed, Aug 13  3:00 PM sciacca Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were processed quickly and the tour went like clockwork. My mother was returning after 15 years and they had a golf cart available which made it very accessible to her. The staff was knowledgeable. The audio tour fantastic. THough it was August it was surprisingly pleasant under the trees. The place is clean and the cats are obviously happy. They came to greet us, some slept, though close enough to get a good look at them and some, being cats, were seeing us but hiding from our view. LOVED it. Doing great work there. Also Zerve really worked with us when one of our family could not make the event and they refunede their ticket within minutes on line! Great day.
Rating: 3
Did not like prerecorded presentations.
Mon, Aug 11  3:00 PM alfredroni Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A great cause and we're glad our (very pricey) cost of admission is going to a good cause, but the tour did not meet expectations. The prerecorded presentations were poorly done. The presentations centered too much on sappy sob stories of how the each animal got to the zoo. Need to talk about the animals themselves. The recordings may work for a website, but don't work when the live animal is present. "Cat XYZ loves is lively and loves to play with her ball" does not work when the XYZ is fast asleep right in front of you. The guide was not enthusiastic. Describing the enclosures as 'spacious' is very close to a lie.
Rating: 5
Awesome! Entire family enjoyed it immensely.
Sun, Aug 10  2:00 PM Drmeow Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My son ( 12) asked a ton of questions and we learned a lot. Had such an awesome experience Getting to see the big cats up close and playing with the enrichment toys we got to help make. Highly recommend this tour, worth every penny and felt good to be helping the big cats. Really enjoyed The gift shop too. Very reasonable prices.
Rating: 5
great experience
Sun, Aug 10  1:00 PM coryparino Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
I loved it we will be back to watch the feeding
Rating: 5
Each tour/visit gets better and more informative.
Sun, Aug 10  1:00 PM lemon55 Male 70+ Local Family With Children
We took our other grand daughter who is ten from NC. She had been to several Zoos, but was impressed with the intimacy of the BCR Cats.
Rating: 4
Improvement Needed
Sun, Aug 10  1:00 PM drusinik Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I have been on this tour about 5 times. This particular tour was disappointing. Every time we stopped at a cage, the guide played a recording of the animal. If there were a few animals in the same cage, we listened to a blurb about each. Sometimes the information was repeated and we heard the same details about the rescue. It became very boring. I have informed Big Cat Rescue about my concern. The guide did little else than play the recordings.
Rating: 3
Just Okay
Sun, Aug 10  9:00 AM paula72w Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I would have liked more description of animal's habits and habitat. Ladies in gift shop were wound too tight in dealing with children.
Rating: 5
Loved Big Cats
Sat, Aug 9  10:00 AM Sheila608 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Big Cat Rescue folks obviously adore their charges, Staffed by mostly interns from many nations and volunteers, the shelter provides a safe, forever home for the big cats surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them or taken from abusive situations. Their charges are housed in outdoor fenced compounds that provide many places for the cats to find privacy if they don't want to interact with visitors. They have shelters, climbing platforms and activities to stimulate them. During your tour you will find out how they(the cats) came to be there and how they are provided for. Although the general tour does not allow for children under ten, there are other tours that do, since we saw younger children leaving before our tour started. The tour was not rushed but if need a golf cart, with a knowledgeable driver, is available for an additional charge. The gift shop is neat with a wide verity of goodies for all ages. At the end of the tour you are encouraged to sign a petition and call your congressman but there is no hard sell to do so,
Rating: 5
Amazing for cat lovers; great for everyone else
Sat, Aug 9  10:00 AM loganhr Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Tour was amazing. The stories of the cats were horrifying, and I felt like my money would be put to good use. Also, I expected it to be just a simple walkthrough, but explanations of the cats species and their individual stories were compelling. A couple cats were interested in the your group too and made spectacles of themselves. Would love to go again at some point.
Rating: 5
Over the Top Experience Up Close and personal!
Fri, Aug 8  5:30 PM lancenbecatt Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have been enjoying the Big Cat Rescue for years. This is the first feeding tour I have been on. My staff bought tickets form me and my other half for Christmas 2013. I wanted to share the experience with my family when they came on vacation from Chicago so I purchased 5 more tickets for them. 2 adults, 2 teenagers and on 12 year old and of course us. We were all so impressed with the care, the expertice, and the understanding of each of the Cats' personalities and needs to care for them individually. Wow. The family is still texting me pictures a week later with rave reviews attached. Our first visit was rained out so we had to reschedule. All I can say is the folks at Zerve are teeeerrrrrriiiffffic also. Thanks for your service in making this an experience we will never forget.
Rating: 5
very informative about current animal laws
Fri, Aug 8  3:00 PM stephanie64 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
really enjoyed the recorded stories of each animal saved, some of which were heartbreaking. We felt like we were making a difference by calling rubio and nelson. thank you to all of you for caring and doing something about it.
Rating: 5
Another Great Visit to BCR
Wed, Aug 6  5:30 PM Meb1563 Female 50-59 Local Individual
This tour was very enjoyable. If a big cat can show appreciation, I think they did over and over as they were fed. These cats are so well cared for and it's nice to know that they will live out their lives in such a nice place. I am a regular donor and I think that it's such a worthy cause. I will definitely be back.
Rating: 5
fabulous time
Wed, Aug 6  5:30 PM MGasparini Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Went to BCR for my daughter's birthday and. Had a fabulous time. Would definitely go again