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.
2,043 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 201 455 15 = 440 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 515 1,183 33 = 1,150 96% 4.5
Last 12 months 947 2,268 45 = 2,223 97% 4.6
All 2,043 4,946 75 = 4,871 97% 4.6
Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Very informative,
Mon, Aug 24  3:00 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Will return for feeding tour. Information on prices, details of tours and times would be helpful on website instead of having to call of every little detail. Thankd
Rating: 5
The weather doesn't matter
Mon, Aug 24  3:00 PM Female 70+ Local Family Without Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Your experience here will be terrific. Both educational and fun no matter the weather.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable, educational and informative
Mon, Aug 24  3:00 PM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
We enjoyed seeing the variety of cats and hearing their life stories, some species I had never heard of before. Only negative was that it was pretty hot, though almost all the tour was in shade!
Rating: 5
Big Cat Rescue and Freedom
Sun, Aug 23  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Enjoyed the tour very much. Gained a lot of knowledge and understanding for the big cats and their lifestyle which brought them to the Big Cat Rescue. Our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable about all the cats in the rescue. Certainly opened my eyes to the abuse that these animals have been subjected to, i.e. circus acts, side shows, etc. Thankful that there is a place like yours to bring them the freedom that they deserve.
Rating: 5
Definitely a great experience.
Sun, Aug 23  10:00 AM Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Definitely a great experience.