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“Great to see progessive support of rescued wild cats”
Review of Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue
Ranked #2 of 139 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The tour was excellent. Big Cat rescue has evolved over its many years in existence. They are not shy in admitting mistakes they have made in the past (E.g breeding rescued big cats, which they have now stopped). They have a great intern program and all the guides are very knowledgable and passionate about Big Cats. It was sad to hear how many of these cats lived before making it to Big Cat Rescue but it was nice to see the love and support they get now.
Please consider supporting this great organization by visiting their Rescue

1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Great learning experience for young and old. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and take the animals needs first. Highly recommend.

Thank Sharon A
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Took the grandkids on the Saturday Kids Tour and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tour guide was very informative in terms of the many cats we saw including their origin, how they came to be at the sanctuary and the roles of the many interns and volunteers caring for the animals. They had numerous large cats (lions, tigers, mountain lion and panthers, leopards...) as well as the smaller varieties (servils, bobcats, lynx...).
It was an interesting and educational hour well spent.

Thank jaybeeFL
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The work being done by this organization is well worth the admission price. Several Large Cats are living in the best place of their lives. The tour guide gives lots of information and each cats personal history is shared. The big cats will live out the rest of their lives with dignity and respect.

Thank cbthies
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This was a wonderful example of people who love and care of animals.
The was a heart warming place...the tour was wonderful...the tour guides
Were very knowledgeable and pleasant.
The cats were very well cared for.
I loved this place and was so happy that got to see theses magnificent
Creatures,!

Thank Theresa120
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