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Address: 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL 33625
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Do you see yourself looking over the vast Serengeti plains, searching the...

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 peeled for the elusive Tiger? Have you ever thought how great it would be to hike through the rainforest, listening to the tropical birds, ever on the lookout for a Leopard or an Ocelot high in the canopy? Have you ever been to the zoo and wanted to be closer to the exotic cats; so close you could almost touch them? You don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make these dreams come true. The world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility is right here in Tampa, Florida at Big Cat Rescue.

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USD 36.00*
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Big Cat Rescue for Kids Tour in Tampa
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Big Cat Rescue Day Tour
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Private Tour of Big Cat Rescue

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Beautiful sanctuary for beautiful creatures

My husband and I brought our 10 year old granddaughter to BCR for a private photo tour. We are supporters of animal rescue organizations who truly are concerned about the best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
L3Lew
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I brought our 10 year old granddaughter to BCR for a private photo tour. We are supporters of animal rescue organizations who truly are concerned about the best welfare of the animals. We were not disappointed. Pam, a 9 year volunteer at BCR was our guide. She was very knowledgable about the animals, how they are cared... More 

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1 Thank L3Lew
Mantua, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Big Cat Rescue does amazing work. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable, patient and fun. This is a must see for everyone or all ages.

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very educational. We took the 3pm tour on a sunny, good weather day, and the cats were out and about for the most part although some were lazing at the back of their cages. Clearly some of them are very old cats who need all the TLC these keepers can provide. We look forward to going back another time and... More 

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1 Thank mmmay123
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just feel things like 'holiday' celebrations i.e. Valentines toys for cats really takes it into something tacky & isn't really what I'd expected. The enclosures being called cat atats for another example of this I just see as silly & detracts from the 'wild' life conservation theme. Animals are wild or they are not. It's great that cats are rescued... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are a big cat lover, then you will love this! Be advised this is not a zoo, but a sanctuary and rescue. Don't expect to be entertained or think you can touch a big cat! This place is a wonderful exhibition of how people who truly care and respect the big cats of the world gave them a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many rescued big cats here it boggles the mind. The best time to go for Photographers is in the early evening when it's feeding time. Then you get to see some real action. The staff of volunteers are very helpful and you can tell they do their work out of real love for these magnificent animals. Now... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent experience for me and my 10-year-old son, and a great cause to support. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank Terry B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the Zoo Keeper tour!! We made cat toys for them and got to see them rolling around and enjoying like kittens! When they made direct eye contact with me, it made my heart skip a beat. So beautiful. The cats all looked very happy and healthy!!

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1 Thank Kathy A
Niles, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saved this special activity as the final experience of our trip, and it did not disappoint! The tour was very informative, conducted by a very knowledgeable guide. She spoke loudly enough so the members were able to hear her information. Guests are also provided with headsets that discuss additional facts about each cat. The pacing was that so that... More 

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2 Thank sgrimm2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We book a tour with them and it was really informative. We learn the story of each cat and we also get to see them from very close. They are really taking a good care of this cats. They also have a vacation cage for this cats which was really a great idea. Overall I loved this place and really... More 

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