Pet a Tiger Cub?
Wondering if it is ever OK to pet a lion cub or a tiger cub? Get the most updated info on cub handling here. http://bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/issues/pet-cubs/
The World Wildlife Fund just launched a campaign to restrict and regulate the trade in tigers called "Tigers Among U.S." It updates the information gathered for their "Paper Tigers" report from 2008 with data collected by Big Cat Rescue and other International Tiger Coalition partners. It is clear that the virtually unregulated trade in captive bred
2 Steps to Saving Big Cats and Their Cubs
The Big Cat Protection & Public Safety Act died at the end of the 113th Congress in Dec. 2014, but had 120 cosponsors in the House and 6 in the Senate, so that is twice the momentum we had in the 112th Congress. We will be reintroducing the bill in 2015 and will need your help to bring the bill across the finish line to a law that bans the private possession of big cats. Please sign up for our monthly, AdvoCat Newsletter so that you will know when we need you to send a letter or make a call to save
Big Cat Rescue Hands On Training
Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL is the world’s largest sanctuary in the world for abused, abandoned and orphaned wild cats (lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats etc.) accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries (GFAS).
The mission of the sanctuary is to provide the best home we can to the animals in our care and to end abuse of big cats in captivity and avoid extinction in the wild We do this by educating the world about the plight of these wild cats both in captivity, where the
We just added the Vacation Rotation audio to the Big Cat Tour app and automated tour.
In the wild big cats would roam hundreds of miles. They are intelligent, active creatures who prefer to hunt at dusk and dawn, but who can see very well at night. They spend their days sleeping and getting ready for the darker hours when they reign supreme over all their domain.
Unfortunately, most captive situations, provide far too small a space for these big cats and even worse, they are usually locked into tiny,
Group Tours & Rates
Big Cat Rescue offers Field Trips for schools and Group Tours for non school groups that may include children.
One hour walking tour.
For non-school groups (this includes homeschool groups).
Minimum of 10, maximum of 60 people on one day.
Minimum age is 5 years old.
Discounts only apply on weekdays.
Must arrive 30 minutes prior to tour.
Kids under 18 yrs old $19
M, T, W, & F Anytime between 10am and 1:30pm
Sat & Sun 12pm, 1pm, or
These items are listed in order of importance with the most wanted items at the top. Prices vary according to vendor. Some items are in the process of being researched. Items that are ready to be requested are marked as so.
Stainless Steel Hydraulic Surgery Table $16,691
The Shank's® Rectangular Surgery Table top is fabricated out of stainless steel and has a raised edge and one drain hole to control fluid drainage. Hydraulic scissor-action lift design allows for cats to be easily shifted from the transport cage to the table
Arthur is social with his keepers, however he keeps his guard up at times. He settled in soon enough as it is hard to resist the charm of the volunteers who bring treats to their newest charges.
Arthur loves his brother Andre dearly and the two are often found cuddled up in the same den or lounging together in one of their pools. Arthur is the dominant tiger in the group and shows off his fierce attitude at dinner time. We can only guess the feeding situation of their previous home, but from
Amanda is the most timid of the three tigers who live together. She is very shy and years after her rescue will still slink away to hide when people approach her enclosure.Although at times she has the opposite reaction and will charge the side of the enclosure and roar. It is unclear if she is doing this to be aggressive or to get a rise out of her keepers for her own entertainment. The reason it is unclear is if when she charges and roars and the keeper stands still and chuffs
Arthur, Andre and Amanda were born in 1996 in New Jersey to be used as pay-to-play photo props. It never makes sense to breed more cubs to raise money to feed last year's cats, and the New Jersey facility fell into disrepair and then was shut down after USDA revoked their license following a tiger escape.
In 2003, Wild Animal Orphanage took in the 24 tigers but big cats have big appetites and by 2010 the Wild Animal Orphanage was in bankruptcy.
It took over a year to find permanent
Big Cat Rescue has been covered favorably in the media more than 1850 times! Below are the news stories from 2015. To see earlier years go to Media.
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Big Cat Rescue is the world's largest accredited sanctuary that is devoted entirely to exotic cats. More than 100 wild cats of 14 species call this 55 acre, Tampa, FL sanctuary home. BigCatRescue.org
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Big Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEID 59-3330495. Florida law requires that all charities soliciting donations disclose their registration number and the percentage of your donation that goes to the cause and the amount that goes to the solicitor. We do not utilize professional solicitors, so 0% of your donation goes to a professional solicitor, 100% goes to Big Cat Rescue. Non-program expenses are funded from tour income, so 100% of your donations go to supporting the cats and stopping the abuse.
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