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.
1,624 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 322 760 13 = 747 97% 4.6
Last 6 months 493 1,204 20 = 1,184 97% 4.7
Last 12 months 846 2,059 35 = 2,024 97% 4.6
All 1,624 3,975 50 = 3,925 98% 4.7
Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 4
Way to quick, under on hour...
Tue, Mar 24  3:00 PM Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
The stories were great, but the tour was way too quick and under one hour not including the pre game where they tell you what to do. Plenty of cats we never saw. Liked it but was dissapointed.
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a morning in Tampa
Tue, Mar 24  10:00 AM Female 70+ Combination Other
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
i have lived in Tampa for years and this is the first time I have been to Big Cat Rescue. It won't be the last. It is a wonderful place to take visitors, whether they are young or old. The work that this place does should be shared far and wide.
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Mon, Mar 23  3:00 PM Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Our visit was entertaining and very educational. The animals are well cared for and seem very content. The staff was eager to answer our questions and know the cats well. I will return with other visitors.
Rating: 5
Great tour - very informative!
Mon, Mar 23  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Her passion for the animals and the place came through and that's a wonderful thing to see. Nice place to visit and just enough animals to actually see knowing that many of them are not people-friendly. Very nice that they respect the animal's needs as their top priority.
Rating: 4
Big cat rescue
Sun, Mar 22  3:00 PM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
A new appreciation for a great cause. I am so pleased that the big cat rescue is here