Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Big Cat Rescue Caring for Cats and Ending the Trade

Welcome to Big Cat Rescue



This site is more than 10,000 pages of photos, videos, stories, facts and fun stuff about lions, tigers, leopards and many, many more varieties of exotic wild cats.

If you love our videos, please subscribe in iTunes to get them send straight to your device.  A 5 star rating helps others find out about the plight of big cats too.  Rate and Subscribe


Visit Big Cat Rescue

get info & book at zerve

Reservation & prepayment via Zerve is required for all visits to Big Cat Rescue.  

The Most Important Thing YOU Can Do to Save Big Cats


Most-ImportantThis bill called the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act is the most important piece of legislation to ever be introduced to protect lions, tigers and other exotic wild cats from being kept as pets and in miserable roadside zoos. It ended the 113th Congressional session with more than 120 co sponsors.  Now we are working to re introduce the bill in early 2015.



Check out the Most Recent Mews-Letter


Get this month’s edition of the AdvoCat, a monthly big cat e-zine.

Get the most recent copy of the Big Cat Times, a quarterly print newsletter.


Who is Big Cat Rescue?



Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate in ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction.  We are home to about 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.

UPDATE on Mickey Cougar
... See MoreSee Less

Mickey Cougar was rescued with torn ACL's in both knees. Watch as Dr. Hay, Veterinary Surgical Specialist, repairs Mickey's other knee. Subscribe here: http:...

Marge Bass, Rizea Cristiano and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Lori MielotzI watched this yesterday, how is he doing ? Love the new den for him, he's a gift from God and has strength ❤️48 minutes ago   ·  1
Mike BookerHow's he doing?1 hour ago
Marlene Coalter RussellI have so much admiration for Big Cat Rescue and all the doctors and people involved with caring for the cats who live there. Mickey's one of my favorites. I love him.46 minutes ago
Teresa BerberMany prayers for mickey40 minutes ago
Kathryn ZimmerYou guys do a wonderful job caring for all the cats! I can't wait to come back and visit again. :)1 hour ago
Shelley Bellor Silvaso glad he got the 2nd surgery, how is he healing and walking now?1 hour ago
Viola Bezansonamazing to watch , he is a big boy , you don't notice how big until you see him next to a person , I hope that his recovery goes well .1 hour ago
Pam StonesPoor Mickey! :-)1 hour ago
Felicity GiffneyLucky cougar animals get better treatment than humans I've got to wait 12 months to have my surgery in the meantime I could lose my job sorry I happy for the cougar but not happy for myself! I would get put down if I was a horse with my problem!52 minutes ago

Comment on Facebook

HAPPY CATURDAY ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Amanda Davis Draper, Mihajlo Kimi Brkic and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Sean PeacockHappy Caturday.4 hours ago   ·  157
Urhopekka UulaHappy Caturday To U 2 <32 hours ago   ·  10
Jodii HigginsLazy Caturday for Coco ❤3 hours ago   ·  2
Julia PerezSo beautiful4 hours ago   ·  7
Debbie VeselyHappy caturday4 hours ago   ·  4
Florentina CuminticaHappy caturday <32 hours ago
Ida BozanicVery beautiful picture2 hours ago
Cyndi DunnHappy Caturday Zabu.4 hours ago
Evan TylerHappy Caturday Big Cat Rescue!!!! 🐅🐆4 hours ago
Angel Lugi NunezHappy Caturday everyone have a great caturday1 hour ago
Dee M EnsorYay it's caturday54 minutes ago
Gina Macfadyenlove white tigers xx1 hour ago
Carolyn SpenceBeautiful53 minutes ago
Lynn Goforth WootenLove These Rare Creatures 💙3 hours ago
Bluessy BluerockHappy Caturday too :D4 hours ago
Laurel BarnesMeeeoooww1 hour ago
Laura HarveyHappy Caturday, Sweet Zabu!2 hours ago
Sue HooperBeauty2 hours ago
David EhrnsbergerGORGEOUS1 hour ago
Michelle Ruhappy caturday Whisky2 hours ago   ·  1
Jacky Chan2 hours ago
Tracy DaveyHappy Caturday Zabu!! ❤️😻4 hours ago
Jean-roger Aurangétrop beau1 hour ago
Lori DuskaSweet Zabu! My favorite!2 hours ago
Bridget O'BrienBack at you enjoy!1 hour ago

Comment on Facebook