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About Big Cat Rescue, Tampa

Big Cat Rescue is an animal sanctuary near Tampa, Florida, United States, devoted to rescuing and housing exotic felines, rehabilitating injured or orphaned native wild cats, and ending the private trade and ownership of exotic cats via educational outreach and legislation. As of August 2015, the center is home to 19 big cats and 67 small cats. Big Cat Rescue has sheltered binturongs, bobcats, caracals, civets, cougars, Geoffroy's cats, leopards, lions, lynxes, ocelots, sand cats, servals, and tigers. The sanctuary is located on 67 acres (27 ha) in the Citrus Park area of North Tampa. In 2014, Big Cat Rescue received over 27,000 visitors. Big Cat Rescue began operating in 1992, and bills itself as "the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats." It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and is a member of World Animal Protection.


Overview of Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue lies in the city of Tampa in United States. If you have enough time to explore the interiors of the city, you will pass by Big Cat Rescue.

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Address: 12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625, USA

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  • This place is NOT A ZOO. They give the cats the option to hide if they do not want to be seen, if you are looking for a zoo, you will be extremely disappointed. I enjoyed our tour and our intern guide Vicky. My only complaint would be that they didn't have calendars in the gift shop, but it is September, so I understand why they didn't. Besides that it was an interesting tour and I would go back again (sometime when it is not so hot out)

  • First time there... the light rain made me feel like I was in the rain forest, so in a peculiar way, it was a welcomed weather pattern. BCR provided free ponchos which was very nice. Tour guide "Alissa" was very knowledgeable and walked the entire tour backwards. That would've been even more impressive if she'd done it in heels, Ginger Rogers style, but still... Well done, BCR.

  • This was a great day trip for my son and I. We went in the kids tour with a small group of about 3 other families. The volunteers were knowledgeable and kept the children engaged and happy while explaining the importance of protecting our wild life. I definitely recommend if you are near Tampa to stop by for a tour.

  • A great place! Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend going. They did a great time advocating for the animals. I really bought into their philosophy about keeping animals as free range as possible.

  • This place is NOT a zoo... it's a place where exotic felines that were born and/or raised in captivity can get comfort and peace. I am impressed with the work they do here and that they have been able to accomplish so much. For whatever reason, videos from BCR kept showing up on my YouTube feed. I live in Connecticut but I come often to the Tampa area to visit. This time I wanted to see it for myself and I am so glad I did.

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