Big Cat Rescue

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Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. We are home to about 100 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 a dozen species of cats, many of whom are threatened, endangered or extinct now in the wild, including: Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars, Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals, a Geoffroy Cat 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 70 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.
1,715 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 319 742 18 = 724 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 557 1,353 25 = 1,328 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 871 2,119 38 = 2,081 97% 4.6
All 1,715 4,196 55 = 4,141 98% 4.7
Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Great day +great group +great tour guide =
Tue, Apr 14  3:00 PM Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Just go already! It's cheap, informative, fun, and a little exercise! Has some great photo ops and beautiful cats! Almost 100 in there now! I'm glad I went!
Rating: 4
Loved it.
Tue, Apr 14  3:00 PM Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Try to go during the morning viewing, a lot of our animals were very quiet. Love the vacation spots!!
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 14  3:00 PM Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
This tour gives you a greater appreciation of big cats. I love cats in general and this experience just made me love all cats that much more.
Rating: 5
Tue, Apr 14  10:00 AM Male 40-49 Local Individual
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
The Tour Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable!!!
Rating: 5
finally made it
Tue, Apr 14  10:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
been following on fb and very interested to tour. Sharon excellent tour guide and loved to see the cats and sanctuary. Thank you all for saving these beautiful creatures.