Big Cat Rescue

Zerve Seller: BigCatRescue

Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. We are home to about 80 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Our dual mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care and educate the public about the plight of these majestic animals, both in captivity and in the wild, to end abuse and avoid extinction.

Big Cat Rescue has many species of cats, which are threatened or endangered, including: Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars, Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals, and exotic cat hybrids!

The non-profit organization is:
  • Accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries
  • Certified by Independent Charities of America as a “Best in America Charity
  • Member of the World Society for Protection of Animals
  • Rated 4 Stars by Charity Navigator (their highest rating) and has the one of the highest scores of any animal based charity
The sanctuary is sithuated on 67 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.
3,104 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 535 1,407 12 = 1,395 98% 4.8
Last 6 months 910 2,379 22 = 2,357 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 1,338 3,395 42 = 3,353 98% 4.7
All 3,104 7,725 97 = 7,628 98% 4.7
Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Tue, Apr 26  3:00 PM Female 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
This was an enjoyable walking tour, with a very knowledgable guide. Big Cat Rescue does a phenomenal job providing a secure and comfortable retirement home for big cats. A terrific experience for us, and a very worthy charity.
Rating: 4
Eye opening
Tue, Apr 26  3:00 PM Male 40-49 Unspecified Other
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
It was eye opening and very informative to hear the stories of each cat and how humans had abused them
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour
Tue, Apr 26  3:00 PM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
I really enjoyed seeing the big cats so relaxed and happy in their own environment.
Rating: 5
Great experience!
Tue, Apr 26  3:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
This is a wonderful sanctuary, and a very educational place to visit. People should realize that this is not a zoo: you will only see the cats who feel like being seen. A lot of them will be sleeping, since cats typically sleep during the day. But on this tour you will learn why that's a good thing. These animals get to live a normal life here, without being made to perform tricks or live by humans' schedules. This is a great place to visit--you'll learn a lot about big (and not so big) cats, and gain a new level of compassion for them.
Rating: 3
Mon, Apr 25  3:00 PM Unspecified 50-59 Unspecified Other
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
When I went on your website I read that you have about 80 to 90 cats That day Mon the 25th, I went if I saw 25 worth a lot, if the cats are not active at 3 p.m. I don't think that you should not have a tour at 3 PM but that's my personal opinion $38 is a lot to be mislead.

I left with a smile because I got to see the tiger that I always wanted to see in person and that tiger is ZABU!!

watching 24/7 is a lot better than what I saw Mon.:-( ..