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.
There Read More
No Summer Camp in 2015
Changes in the Education Department
We have had a wonderful Education Department for many years thanks to people like Willow, Beth, Kathryn and others who ran it and helped in so many ways. There have been many children educated and thrilled with the free to low cost tours and summer camp has been hugely popular with children and their parents. It’s been a great program and I appreciate everyone who has been involved in making it so.
Willow has announced that she is moving away and rather than just hiring Read More
Big Cat Rescue of Tampa, FL is excited to tell you about an opportunity that is sure to feed your beastly appetite for adventure. Our Big Cat Keeper Tour is the most exclusive behind the scenes experience you can find in the animal world that is respectful to the animals and safe for the guests. If you are an animal lover and want to see the inner workings of a real animal sanctuary, then this 2-hour experience is what you have been searching for.
No where else can you get this close and enjoy such a wide variety of 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.
Tour Time is 9 AM on Saturdays and Sundays.
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 because this is a working sanctuary and 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
Weddings at Big Cat Rescue are never… Ordinary!
Enjoy a taste of life less ordinary. Bring your wedding to Big Cat Rescue – nothing could be more unique! If typical wedding ceremonies are not for you, Big Cat Rescue can provide the perfect setting for the wedding ceremony of your dreams. A day everyone will remember and be talking about for years.
Big Cat Rescue provides a setting of sheer paradise for nature-loving couples seeking an exotic location for the wedding of their dreams. Imagine palm trees stirring in a light Read More
Private Tours are $110.00 for the first person and $55 per additional person per hour and require advance reservation and prepayment.
For details call 813.920.4130 x 3 or email Reservations@bigcatrescue.org
Photo Safari at Big Cat Rescue
Big Cat Rescue is proud to offer photographers, professional and amateur alike, the opportunity to photograph 15 species and sub-species of exotic cats.The tropical Florida climate lends itself to providing lush green backdrops and the natural landscaping of the enclosures simulates the natural 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 than 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
Be the VIP of your own Private Tour!
Our regular Day Tours are a great way to see the animals , but you never know if you will be on a tour with no other people or with a dozen other people. In some cases you may just not be able to make it at a regularly scheduled tour time.
Because we try harder to make sure your donations go to the animals, rather than staff, we rely on volunteers to give the tours. To make it worthwhile to pull our volunteers from the very necessary work of caring for the animals to give you a private tour we Read More
An hour walking tour after dark, come experience the big cats at night!
Imagine…It’s the night of a full moon and you are groping through the underbrush in the wilds of a Florida forest when you hear the roar of lions and tigers so close you can almost feel their hot breath!
Armed with only a flashlight you continue on at the urging of your guide and notice that you are the main attraction to all the wild animals living on Easy Street. You see hundreds of glowing eyes, all focused on you and as you pass the enclosures Read More