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 below to see their photos, bios and videos, or just click the Play buttons to hear their stories.
Amanda has a forever sponsor
Andre has a forever Read More
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
2014 Annual Report
This is a playlist of our most recent videos and an easy way to see what we have been doing at Big Cat Rescue.
This is a work in progress as we will not have all of the facts and figures for a few weeks.
With your help we are winning in the battle for compassion! Up until 2003 the number of requests for rescues we had to turn down due to lack of space or funds had roughly doubled each year, to 312 that year. We feared it would double again to over 500 in 2004. Read More
Enjoy the Kids Tour at Big Cat Rescue!
If you want to bring children under the age of ten, this is the only tour available for your family. This is a complete guided tour where children of all ages and their parents can get up-close and learn about exotic cats and other animals.
Tours for kids under 10 are on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. Click ticket for times.
Geared toward children under 10 years old.
Privately guided small tour groups of 20 or less.
Tour is one hour long & children are expected to behave Read More
Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats
for Release Back to the Wild
Donate to make this bobcat rehab work possible.
How to Care for Rehab Bobcat
Cage rest sounds pretty peaceful for the cat, but it's a real challenge for the caregivers.
See a playlist of some of our successful rehab and release bobcats.
While we do bobcat rescue, rehab and release in Florida, we will not relocate bobcats as state law requires Read More
A bone-crunching wild time you will never forget! Join the cats for dinner at Big Cat Rescue.
The 1 hour Feeding Tour is a short tour that focuses only on the cats on a designated feeding route. It is followed by a short and informal chat session with one of our big cat keepers.
Watch big cat keepers feed tigers, leopards, cougars and more while observing from just a few feet away. As you walk around the sanctuary with our feeders your guide will tell you about the cats on the feeding route, their diets, and how they Read More
Even an animal that has powerful muscles, sharp teeth and deadly claws sometimes needs rescuing!
Take a Day Tour of Big Cat Rescue to see the home of more about 100 lions, tigers, leopards and more that have been saved from abuse and abandonment, and find out how they are given the care and shelter they deserve.
On this 1.5 hour walking tour, don’t be surprised if your heart fills with joy as you watch these playful kitties romping and socializing in their new home!
Big Cat Rescue is the world’s largest accredited Read More
Reservation & prepayment via Zerve is required for all visits to Big Cat Rescue.
All tours require advance ticketing.
New Tour Times in 2015
Note our tour times have changed. Please book your tour here: https://www.zerve.com/BigCatRescue/calendar or call 1-888-316-5875
Reserve & Prepay
Cost @ Person
Book Online or call 1-888-316-5875
No children under 10
Sat. & Sun.
10 am & 3 pm
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Big Cat Rescue has been covered favorably in the media more than 257 times in 2014 and more than 1850 times in our history! Below are the news stories from 2014. To see earlier years go to Media.
1/2/14 http://tbo.com/events/promise-yourself-a-trip-to-these-local-destinations-in-2014-20140102/ Tribune shows Big Cat Rescue in their list of destinations to see in 2014.
1/6/14 http://www.theledger.com/article/20140106/NEWSCHIEF/140109464 Bystanders were quick to help bobcat hit by vehicle in Winter Haven.
1/8/14 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/ocelot-kitten-playing-zoo_n_4556908.html Read More
2015 Big Cat Bans Enacted
2/4/15 Hollywood Animals announces they are getting out of the big cat rental business because CGI has replaced their industry.
2/5/15 Asheville, North Carolina for banning circuses with wild animals! Read an article about it: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/02/04/asheville-animal-cruelty-circus-ban-us-cellular-center-elephant/22889259/
2/5/15 Graystone Ranch in GA surrenders their USDA license and gives their wild cats and other animals to sanctuaries citing that they are tired of the business.
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