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Travelers recommend Big Cat Rescue over Adventure Island, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo!
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Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center
#1 of 65 attractions in Tampa
Visitors come to this warm water viewing center to see manatees, an endangered species of marine mammals.
Attraction type Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Distance 11.3 miles from city center
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This is what one guest posted on YouTube about their visit
Uploaded by AlexSAndreakos on Feb 20, 2012
This is a video of the tour they give at the big cat rescue. Before you get all upset about them in cages, these cats were rescued from people that have no consideration for the consequences of keeping large cats. Most of these cats were abused, abandoned and left to die by people that thought they could keep them as pets. For the most part they cannot be reintroduced into the wild because they were born into Read More
Report Card on Camp Big Cat
Camp Big Cat just concluded our most successful season ever. This summer, campers ages 8 to 15 were a regular sight on property sporting their lime green camp shirts and enthusiastic smiles. Our camp director, Coleen Kremer, certified teacher Erin Newman, and our fabulous summer interns (Lauren, Will B, Fran, Sara, Andrew, Rich, Erin, Jaydin) instructed and entertained the 108 campers who attended one or more of our six weekly sessions. We enjoyed many returning campers as well as several families who came Read More
5 Star Reviews for Big Cat Rescue
Big Cat Rescue is an amazing non profit animal sanctuary that is a must see if visiting the Tampa area. While visiting, I participated in the daily tour as well as the feeding tour. Both tours are very worth while as you get to see most of the cats up close (you will not get to see the Liger- and rightfully so after you hear the story) and learn each of their stories. The tour guides truly know their stuff and seem very genuine in their love for these animals. The stories behind the Read More
2011 Dec 4: My husband and I, the proud parents of Benjy Robinov had the pleasure of touring the facility October 28, 2011. We are still talking about the experience and telling all our friends about the sanctuary.
A definite destination to Tampa for more people to realize the importance of Big Cat Rescue.
Thank you for making the difference on this planet.
Sincerely, Elise & Marvin Tepper
Anna Galovich provided a translation of BigCatRescue.org here: http://blog.1800flowers.com/international/about-bigcatrescue-et/
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Arch Deal PSA Big Cat Rescue
Hear what Arch Deal has to say about Big Cat Rescue. Play clip above. Download HERE
In 1968, Arch found what would be his new first love, skydiving.
“As a newsman who was also a licensed pilot, I found skydiving was the fastest growing sport in the nation and wondered why people were jumping out of ‘perfectly good’ airplanes,” Arch says.“I saw it as an exciting news story. In developing the report, I did several dives and found it to be an extremely addictive sport Read More
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Monica Spiresa day ago
Thank you soooo much for matching my meager donation...and making it generous! To all the cats at BCR... may this bring you lots of catnip, fennel, cinnamin and all the sardine martines you can lick!!!
Layla Fowler27 days ago
Thank you so much to the family of William and Lois for your generosity! What a wonderful way to celebrate your loved ones. And thanks to BCR for the work you do on behalf of these animals.
Christie Woodabout a month ago
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Big Cat Rescue Reviews
I was privileged to be a guest for the feeding tour on Saturday, September 3rd, accompanied by Mikel C. I've never been to a facility such as yours and was amazed by the work you do. Matt, our guide, was personable, knowledgeable, and you could feel the passion he has for these beautiful creatures. There were times when I was left speechless by the stories he told about the cats and how they came to live there. I hope that some day I will have the opportunity to visit Big Cat Rescue, again. You and your staff are very special Read More
Meet On Cruise Site Says Big Cat Rescue is a Must See
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Big Cat Rescue
will give you an authentic taste of Africa without spending thousands of dollars on plane tickets and accommodations. Tampa proudly houses the world's largest accredited big cat rescue facility with notable tigers, lions, and cougars. Expect to get a lot closer to nature than in a regular zoo and don't be surprised by the beauty of the landscape or the singing of the exotic birds.
http://meetoncruise.com/ports/Tampa.php Read More
Yelp Reviews of Big Cat Rescue 2009 - 2011
Review from Shanna M.
Big Cat Rescue is an amazing non profit animal sanctuary that is a must see if visiting the Tampa area. While visiting, I participated in the daily tour as well as the feeding tour. Both tours are very worth while as you get to see most of the cats up close (you will not get to see the Liger- and rightfully so after you hear the story) and learn each of their stories. The tour guides truly know Read More