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Big Cat Rescue

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Great cause, great facility

We were really impressed with everything. The guide was great, and you could really tell how... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nichole G
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Orlando, Florida
Big Cat excellence

Decided to try and visit Big Cat Rescue, buy your tickets in advance. The tour groups are medium... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jenjen40
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Tampa, Florida
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Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the horizon for a glimpse of a pride of Lions, or a Leopard lounging in the trees? Do you imagine yourself in India, riding an elephant through the high grass with your eyes...more
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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were really impressed with everything. The guide was great, and you could really tell how physically and mentally healthy the animals were. It's a night and day difference to what you see in a zoo or theme park. It's truly a shame that zoos...More

1  Thank Nichole G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try and visit Big Cat Rescue, buy your tickets in advance. The tour groups are medium size 12-24. You are given hearing boxes for the prerecorded information on the different animals, but if you are not near the front you may miss what...More

1  Thank jenjen40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa several times, but this time we did the keeper tour and it was fantastic. It was more than I could imagine. The senior keeper showed how to make enrichment toys for the large and small cats...More

1  Thank Sightseer802897
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter had been following Big Cat Rescue on YouTube for months and she was so captivated by what they do and all the cats. For her 9th birthday she wanted to visit, so I made it happen. We learned so much & enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the tour guide was very nice and patient answering all our questions. Very knowledgeable about all the cats. the grounds looked fantastic. the cats looked happy and healthy. The tour group is small which was nice because you didn't strain to see a cat and...More

2  Thank Meander766347
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I toured on Nov. 7, 2018. We started with the servals and worked our way around to a cougar, jaguar and then to see the female Lion and then to some tigers. It's amazing to see how they are making the best...More

1  Thank Donna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on Trip Advisor Reviews, we signed up for the Keepers Tour at the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa. An intern by the name of Fred was our tour guide. We were a bit concerned when he told us this was his first solo tour,...More

1  Thank Alan85aa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the feeding tour with a 10 year old and a 17 year old. The morning was mild and the cats were active. The volunteer guide/feeder was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very patient with all of our group’s questions and did not...More

3  Thank StarkEnterpr1se
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the volunteers were so helpful and informative! The cats were gorgeous, well cared for, and happy! Wear comfortable shoes and make sure your phone or camera is fully charged so you won't miss getting all the great photo opportunities! Great place to visit!

1  Thank Discover56502880633
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend taking the tour at least once before going on the annual walkabout. The tour will give you an appreciation of all that Big Cat Rescue does for these beautiful animals. Then if you are lucky enough to score a ticket to the annual...More

2  Thank Cindydee2013
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Shannon B
24 June 2018|
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Response from LJJ88 | Reviewed this property |
There was a little girl maybe 10 there when we went. The docent said the cats are a little too interested in small children. I saw one of the cats really eyeballing this young girl. So my guess is that it’s a pretty good... More
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rainbow1poole
30 April 2018|
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Response from smg12657 | Reviewed this property |
The one we like the best is the 9 AM Sat feeders tour. You get to see all the cats awake, looking to be fed and watching the caretakers feed them. It really is awesome.
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Aimee G
29 April 2018|
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Response from Patricia M | Reviewed this property |
Sandals are ok. Insects arent bad right now but bring repellant just in case. Bring sunscreen and hat.
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