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Big Cat Rescue

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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
+1 813-920-4130
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Great experience

We saw a lot of different cats. Tour was amazing with lots of information. We will coming back next... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Luke T
via mobile
Rewarding experience at BCR

First of all, this is not a ZOO. This is a sanctuary for big cats that have been rescued from all... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Michelle M
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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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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 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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We saw a lot of different cats. Tour was amazing with lots of information. We will coming back next time.

Thank Luke T
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I recently traveled through Tampa and scheduled a private tour. Everyone was so kind and welcoming. Staff were knowledgeable about all of the animals and encouraged me to do what I can to keep these precious cats where they should be, free and not in...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Took kids in strollers a little creepy because they followed us in their cages not the adults just the strollers lol but seem safe and secure nice outside exhibit and great purpose love the cause. I will go back with kids grown for sure

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great visit to the Cat Rescue. We got wry close the cats, and all of the volunteer staff was very knowledgeable. Bring water and wear closed toe shoes.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I just love Big Cat Rescue! The staff is very courteous and the place is clean. One of the most extraordinary experiences of my entire life! I visited last week and I am already planning my next visit. I highly recommend you visit.

Thank Angela T
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We spent some time (2+ hours) here doing the zoo keepers tour....our guide Desmond did a great job providing us with plenty of insight on all the animals. You can tell he really cares about these cats, and was familiar with all of their individual...More

Thank rameye
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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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Pat969
3 April 2018|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
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