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.
2,260 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 210 554 3 = 551 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 418 1,028 18 = 1,010 97% 4.7
Last 12 months 1,023 2,460 47 = 2,413 97% 4.6
All 2,260 5,519 78 = 5,441 97% 4.7
Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
adventure at big cats rescue
Tue, Nov 24  3:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
I thought that the rescue is a great place.The natural habitat was fantastic. Very impressed with the care and attention the animals are getting. Being a veterinarian that works in an animal shelter, I truly understand the challenges that are faced in rehabilitating abused and rescued animals. Thanks to the staff and personnel. Would like to volunteer in the future.
Rating: 5
Highly recomend!!!
Mon, Nov 23  3:00 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
My kids and I visited the rescue the week of thanksgiving and loved every second !!! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and of course the cats are amazing . We will be returning every time we get a chance.
Rating: 5
Mon, Nov 23  3:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
We had a fabulous experience here. My son loves big cats and this opportunity to see the cats up close. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information.
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience
Mon, Nov 23  3:00 PM Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
A wonderful experience to view cats of all sizes, in a positive environment. Each cat is highly respected and allowed to live as normal as possible. My daughter and I had a super afternoon.
Rating: 5
Nice habitat for big cats
Mon, Nov 23  3:00 PM Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
So nice to visit big cats that have been removed from unfortunate situations.