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Address: 12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625-3702
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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Great Place not a Zoo

I have been here multiple times. The cats are beautiful. They are taken care off like kings and queens. They are in their retirement homes now. No more tricks to do. The place is... read more

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here multiple times. The cats are beautiful. They are taken care off like kings and queens. They are in their retirement homes now. No more tricks to do. The place is hidden off the road. When in Tampa do not miss this. Bring a hat and drinks it can be hat in the summer heat.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Big Cat Rescue has many videos on youtube. This is how I found out about the sanctuary. So when my husband and I took a trip to Florida, we stopped in Tampa to pay the sanctuary a visit. The sanctuary offers several different tours - a group tour that is about 1 hour, a feeding tour where folks get to... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Third time visiting and I can't help but want to go back for more! I know this organization has a lot of critics but I honestly can only imagine the reason is jealousy! They take superb care of their animals and give a great informative tour. Every time I visit there is always something new and exciting to see! Can't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is an opportunity for anyone that cares about cats in general. BCR does a wonderful job of rescuing abused, neglected and aged felines. The staff and volunteers are caring and friendly. It takes money to operate a place like this so to me it is worth the visit to see these cats that can live out there days being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The volunteers at bcr are amazing! The cats are well taken care of. From feeding, getting medical attention & making sure that the cats are never bored or stressed, they do it all. My boyfriend & I took the day tour & was very impressed on how much our guide knew about the cats. They had volunteers going around cleaning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of my favorite nonprofits I support by far. Worth every penny. If you love animals, or at least learning about them and their welfare, I highly recommend booking a visit with Big Cat Rescue if you plan to visit Tampa, FL.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the feeding experience. We learned why it is better for the cats not to have any contact with humans. It is a well organized tour. Very professional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very impressed with the tour staff and how well this place cares and for the rescue cats,had a great time and will visit again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't very excited about my visit because most of the cats sleep a lot!!there are many volunteers working there, which is impressive. Hard to believe this exists in the middle of a city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I did the Keeper tour and it was worth every penny! They let you take your time taking pictures, tell you the story of where each cat came from, they educate you on each animal and how we can help stop people from being able to have these wild animals as pets. They are not only saving... More 

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