Reservation & prepayment via Zerve is required for all visits to Big Cat Rescue.
All tours require advance ticketing.
New Tour Times in 2015
For the first two weeks of 2015 we are going to try some new tour times and a new feeding schedule at Big Cat Rescue.
There will be a Regular Adult Day Tour every day, except Thursday, at 3 PM.
There will be a Feeding Tour Wed., Fri., and Sat. at 9 AM.
There will be a Kids Tour, for families who have a child in their group under the age of 10, on Sat. and Sun. at noon.
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These big cat attack stories are from 1919-2014. There are quite a few, so a search for keyword may be helpful.
For an Excel sheet of incidents by state, by year, by species and by country go HERE
Click to see the killings, maulings and escapes by big cats by total for each state for less detail, but numbers updated through 2013.
See a list of all of the known tigers in USDA facilities in America. Note that no one knows how many are in backyards and basements of private Read More
Meet the Cats of Big Cat Rescue
or see general facts, photos and videos of all exotic cat species
Click on the wild cats' Names to see their photos, bios and videos, or just click the Play buttons to hear their stories.
Amanda has a forever sponsor
Andre has Read More
Live Kitten Cams
These web cams are usually on domestic cat kittens that we are fostering for adoption, but are sometimes on the exotic cats in our on site Cat Hospital so that we can monitor their progress when they are recovering. We do not breed exotic cats. Find out why no legitimate sanctuary breeds animals.
Want to link to this page with a cute kitten button? Use the one below and link to http://bigcatrescue.org/kittens/
Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway
You and a guest could win 4 Days/ 3 Nights at the Sirata Beach Resort, one of the most popular St. Pete Beach waterfront hotels, Airfare, Big Cat Rescue Keeper Tour, Dolphin Watch Cruise, and more! Print flier HERE Your Keeper Tour includes walking the 67 acre sanctuary and meeting many of the 100 exotic cats who call Big Cat Rescue home. Most were formerly bred to be coats, seized by police, abandoned or abused. You will be allowed to help our Keepers make treats to hand Read More
Big Cats Wish List
Sign into Amazon Smile, pick Big Cat Rescue and then check out our Amazon Wish List
Look around your house and garage. You may have something you don't want that could help us greatly. Your donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.
Silent Auction items suitable for resale (animal themed preferred) Here is your chance to find a good use for that gift you got and didn't want or the auction item you bought to support a good cause, but really didn't want. Or donate your services if you are a vet, a Read More
If a cat of any kind sneezes on this planet, you can probably find out about it here. This page lists the 3 most recent articles for each species of wild cat, but to see the most recent 100 news stories for each type of exotic click the Headlines below.
Big Cat Incidents
These stories include killings, maulings, escapes and wild cat sightings that were most likely captive cats who were set free or who had escaped.
big cat incidents, mauling, tiger attack, tiger escape
View "Big Cat Incidents" on Spundge
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2014 Big Cat Bans Enacted
New York Assembly bans public contact with big cats AND their cubs. "The purpose of this bill is to protect animal caretakers, those interacting with wild animals, bystanders, and the animals themselves by preventing direct contact between wild animals and members of the public," the legislation reads. What is even more encouraging to animal lovers is the justification for the law:
"In New York and throughout the United States, several roadside zoo exhibitors and traveling menageries allow members of Read More
Christian the Lion the Truth About Lion ReUnion and His Tragic Demise
Christian the Lion or Lion Re Union
Why we are opposed to people forwarding Christian the Lion Reunion: No matter how many times you say that big cats should not be bred and traded as pets, if people see images of big cats acting like pets, they will continue to buy and dump them. More HERE about the kind of people who own exotic animals.
If you have had Internet access for more than a week, someone has probably sent you the 1971 video clip of two guys hugging Read More
Big Cat Rescue Offers Home for Tony
Big Cat Rescue gets more complaints about Tony the tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop than all other complaints combined. In 2009 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had called Big Cat Rescue to come get Tony during their planned seizure of the tiger, but before we could take Tony, Sandlin filed for an injunction and the long legal battles began.
That same year Big Cat Rescue was the first organization to hire an attorney to represent a tiger. David Nance, Esq. exhausted his ability to fight Read More