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Big Cat Rescue

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Simply amazing

I was a bit afraid of having a zoo experience, but Big Cat Rescue is putting the animals above all... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Margit H
Madrid, Spain
An Enriching Tour

I’ve been to Big Cat Rescue twice for the Day Tour but this was my first time taking the Keeper... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Oldsmar, Florida
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I was a bit afraid of having a zoo experience, but Big Cat Rescue is putting the animals above all, visible in everything. Thank you for your incredible work.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Margit H
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I’ve been to Big Cat Rescue twice for the Day Tour but this was my first time taking the Keeper Tour. On this 2-hour tour I got to witness some of inner workings of the sanctuary, such as how the keepers use enrichment and operant...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

First off, make sure you understand that there is no guarantee that you will see all the cats. Nonetheless, despite our 300 PM tour we saw more than we thought we would given cat sleeping cycles and the temperatures. Our guide was very informative and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jrdhist
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Our volunteer guide was wonderful. He explained the background of most of the cats, which helped us to understand why such a rescue is truly needed. It doesn't feel like a zoo at all, and most of the animals seems very comfortable in their large...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

This was an excellent experience. We have know about and tried to get to Big Cat for some time. We were fortunate enough on this trip to take the Big Cat Rescue Day Tour. All members of Big Cat were helpful and informative, including our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John H
Reviewed 17 October 2018

I took my son to a private tour of Big Cat Rescue and was most impressed at the care of these animals and all the volunteers it takes to care for them, including vets, feeders, caretakers. The guide was wonderful (on the golf cart) and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dealhunter2008
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Cats will be cats no matter the size. Some of the cats, my tour group didn't see (like Nikita) as they were napping or just saw some napping cats. But cats will be cats. I thought that our tour guide was great explaining the stories...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MorgannaN3
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Very educational. Wish we could've seen more. It started to rain and we could not view all the big cats becuase they were in their dens trying to stay dry. Dont blame them lol.Be careful if you have a low vehicle. The road leading to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank monkeymommy66
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It was a fun and educational experience for our family. This trip shed a lots of light on why wild animals should not be kept as pets. It was good to see how much thought and planning was put into setting up the environment to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for all ages. Our guide on the tour was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the animals. Especially liked hearing the history of these animals. Would suggest this trip for everyone So nice to see the animals cared for in this way,by such...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shannon B
25 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
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.
Aimee G
29 April 2018|
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.