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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Looking for a unique venue for a personal party or corporate offsite or event?
Big Cat Rescue offers a unique venue for corporate meetings, offsites, mixers and parties as well as personal parties like birthdays, anniversaries, bridal showers or weddings. Pictured below is the 1800 sf home with 1400 sf covered patio used for such events. The home offers a rustic setting with a view of our 18 acre lake. Events can include one of three levels of visit to see the cats, a 5 minute walk to peek at a few of our tigers, a half hour tour to see more, or
Big Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEID 59-3330495. Florida law requires that all charities soliciting donations disclose their registration number and the percentage of your donation that goes to the cause and the amount that goes to the solicitor. We do not utilize professional solicitors, so 0% of your donation goes to a professional solicitor, 100% goes to Big Cat Rescue. Non-program expenses are funded from tour income, so 100% of your donations go to supporting the cats and stopping the abuse.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR BIG CAT RESCUE, A FL-BASED NONPROFIT CORPORATION (REGISTRATION NO. CH 11409), MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.