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.
3,120 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 540 1,429 11 = 1,418 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 918 2,404 20 = 2,384 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 1,341 3,408 41 = 3,367 98% 4.7
All 3,120 7,766 97 = 7,669 98% 4.7
Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Big Cat Rescue
Sun, May 1  9:00 AM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Attended: The Feeding Tour
Excellent!! Will be returning! The ladies, Sue and Regina, who were our guides were so good. They explained each one of the big cats as went along. They were informative and enjoyed their comments. They certainly love their job(volunteers) working there!! Would love to volunteer, if I lived closer...the cats are beautiful!! All the cats have "cat heaven" now after their former lives!! I follow them on FB DAILY,

Zerve is great service too!!!!
Rating: 4
Great place to visit!
Sat, Apr 30  3:00 PM Male 30-39 Combination Couple on a Date
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
We loved being able to see the cats in their safe place and how well they were taken care of. We would have liked to have seen more cats as we didn't get to see the male lions nor the Tigers in the forest/lake habitat.
Rating: 5
People need to know
Sat, Apr 30  12:00 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Attended: Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue
Every Wild Big, medium or small cat, except a house cat, is a wild animal. Very very few people know what to expect if they get one. This park shows you when humans try to buy them and, most all of them fail, and they end up here or another rescue place. Great place to see Big cats up close and to learn not to buy them and bring them home...
Rating: 5
Will be going again.
Sat, Apr 30  10:00 AM Unspecified 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
I enjoyed and will be going again for feeding tour.

The work that they do is amazing !
Rating: 5
Excellent tour!
Sat, Apr 30  10:00 AM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Attended: The Keeper Tour
The Keeper Tour was worth the cost! The guides were exceptional and the animals a real treat to see.