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Address: 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL 33625
Phone Number: 813-920-4130
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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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Big Cat Rescue Day Tour
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Feed the Big Cats

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We booked the golf cart and I'm glad we did! Lots of walking! And very hot Florida heat. Very informative tour--the young guides are passionate about what they are doing. Staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the golf cart and I'm glad we did! Lots of walking! And very hot Florida heat. Very informative tour--the young guides are passionate about what they are doing. Staff was very nice and accommodating. Fee is a bit high ($36) but provides for the care of the big cats---which can get pricey. Overall nice experience.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome experience on the feeding tour this morning. Strong guide experience with Dez (Brit) who shared lots of facts and info, has a voice that did not project but senior staff who fed animals and trailer intern were there to fill in any blanks. Incredible mission by determined/committed people to rescue exotic amazing Cats! Will catch the sunset tour next... More 

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Columbus, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is amazing. They do great things for big cats. The tour is very informative and entertaining. It is nice to know the money goes to a great cause.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a cool place to see. Staff is very knowledgable and it was nice to see all of the "big cats". I would recommend this to anyone in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this place. Exoctic encounter we will return next year. My little one cannot stop talking about this experience.

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Thank Hilma B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our 12 year old twins for a Keeper Tour of Big Cat Rescue. It was worth every penny and more. You not only get to see and enjoy these majestic creatures, you learn about what brought them to this slice of heaven from the terrible places they endured for the first part of their life. This organization does... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved this facility!!! My husband, cousin, her boyfriend and I placed a visit to this fabulous facility on Saturday and highly recommend it. If you LOVE animals & want to support an excellent faculty that truly cares, GO VISIT!!!

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Thank wjjl83
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great way to see up close the big cats that have to be continually rescued from often irresponsible humans.

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to see the Cats and the Big Cat Rescue and donate to the mission. However when we were there, it is a very serious tone, and a bit of guilty feeling, or guilt trip-I can't explain it. This is very clearly understood that they are doing excellent work, and this is a "Refuge" not a zoo or... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour, lots of good information and great cats to see. The decimation to eradicating the horrendous traffic in these beautiful animals is superb. Wear comfortable shoes

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