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Posted in Big Cat Attacks, Most Requested, Videos | 6 comments

Big Cat Attacks

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   http://youtu.be/tU9pkFsdYpg   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

Posted in Most Requested, The Sanctuary Cats | 18 comments

CatBio

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. Large Cats   Leopards   Armani    Cheetaro    Jade    Jumanji    Sabre    Simba    Sundari      Lions   Cameron    Joseph    Nikita      Tigers   Alex    Amanda has a forever sponsor    Andre  has a forever Read More

Posted in Most Requested, Visit the Cats | 0 comments

Safari Days

Safari Days Big Cat Rescue is proud to welcome you to our annual Safari Day! Join us on Father's Day (Sunday June 21, 2015 from noon till 3) as we open the doors to our sanctuary for an afternoon of good food and up close views of our furriest friends. Get your tickets before they are all gone:  https://www.zerve.com/BigCatRescue/Safari The festivities of this 3-hour experience will include:   Some of Tampa's finest food trucks! Viewings of our cats' enrichment Face Painting A fun Photo Booth Exploring the Sanctuary!   In Read More

Posted in Articles by BCR, Bobcats, FAQs, Florida Panther, Most Requested, Videos | 0 comments

Relocating Bobcats and Cougars

Relocating the Cats is Not the Solution A single bobcat requires 5 square miles of territory in order to have enough prey to support him. All exotic cats, male and female, spray to mark their boundaries. Except for an overlapping of territory during mating the cats patrol and defend their boundaries against other cats and other top predators. These boundaries must be fiercely guarded or the cats will starve to death. If two wild cats find themselves in the same area they will fight to the death. That is why respecting these scent marked boundary Read More

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Credit Card

Big Cat Rescue Credit Card The new Big Cat Rescue Visa® Platinum Credit Card is here! This card, provided through Beneficial State Bank, offers competitive rates and reward points that can be used for travel and merchandise. Also, a percentage of every purchase you make with the card is donated back to Big Cat Rescue to support the cats. This adds up and is a GRRRREAT way to support the cats at no cost to you. For details and to download a one page application please visit www.BigCatRescue.org/card Read More

Posted in Mobile Featured, Most Requested, Videos, Visit the Cats | 37 comments

All Big Cat Tours

  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 TourType Days Times Reserve & Prepay Cost @ Person Restrictions Day Tour M,T,W,F 3 pm Book Online or call 1-888-316-5875 $36.00 No children under 10 Day Tour Sat. & Sun. 10 am & 3  pm Book Online Read More

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2014 Annual Report

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. http://youtu.be/XRGXhZcuymk?list=UUcftblae5aEnraa34d1FPQg 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

Posted in Most Requested, Videos, Visit the Cats | 1 comment

Kids Tour

  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

Posted in Bobcats, Most Requested, Videos | 5 comments

Bobcat Rehab

Big Cat Rescue Rehabilitates Bobcats for Release Back to the Wild   http://youtu.be/JeoNeg764Pg Donate to make this bobcat rehab work possible.   How to Care for Rehab Bobcat   http://youtu.be/S3DIAsJXk78   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