Big Cat Rescue

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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 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 67 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.
1,744 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 321 754 17 = 737 96% 4.6
Last 6 months 574 1,397 25 = 1,372 97% 4.6
Last 12 months 868 2,119 36 = 2,083 97% 4.7
All 1,744 4,274 55 = 4,219 98% 4.7
Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 25  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
This was my second time touring Big Cat Rescue. I wanted to share the experience with additional family members. No one was disappointed. Our guide was informative and entertaining. The organization is doing some very important work in their rescue efforts. All in all a really wonderful experience. Doing a different type of tour next time we're in town.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 25  9:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Attended: The Feeding Tour
A MUST for anyone who cares about the welfare and protection of animals. A truly wonderful experience. Of course I love all the cats, but I also have to give a big shout-out and thank you to the interns and volunteers and staff. They do a truly wonderful thing.
Rating: 5
So much fun and informative.
Fri, Apr 24  10:00 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
I learned a lot about each cat and the challenges they face. What I can do to help. More than anything, who doesn't enjoy seeing lions and tigers?
Rating: 5
excellent w minor issue
Wed, Apr 22  3:00 PM Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Im not great w details but the tour itself was fun and exciting BUT if you were in the back of th e group yiu could barely hear the guide. One of our party members was on the golf cart and couldnt hear anything she said at all. Thankfully rhe tour driver w him was explaining all that was being discussed. Overall though it was a GREAT day and will return in the future at some point.
Rating: 5
Passion supported by education
Wed, Apr 22  10:00 AM Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Attended: Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue
Such a great place, it's amazing to see these beautiful animals upclose, but even better to learn of conservation and how Big Cat Rescue's efforts in saving these otherwise helpless cats.