FAQ

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

Advance purchase is required, and tours do sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day that you prefer, please book well in advance! Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

Is there an age limit?

Children under 10 years old are not permitted due to the topics covered on this tour and so that adults can enjoy the tour. Kids 10 years of age or older are welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. We do not make exceptions, no matter how well behaved you think your child is; only ages 10 and over on this tour. All attendees must purchase a full-price ticket.

Can I bring food or toys for the cats?

No, our diet is specific to their needs and we do not allow foods to be given to the cats that have not been approved by our vet and maintained under the most stringent quality controls. We do not give our cats toys that could cause harm if ingested so we do not permit toys from outside our own preselected vendors.

Can I take pictures during my tour?

YES! You are welcome to take photos and / or videos during your tour.

Do I have to stay with the group, or can I wander?

The only way to see the cats is on a guided tour, so you will not be able to wander away from the group.

Are there restrooms?

Yes, but we strongly suggest that you go before you get here because we have limited facilities and are on septic systems which cannot handle a lot of volume if there has been recent rain. There is a McDonald’s right at the corner of Easy Street.

What if it rains?

The DayTour will still go out in a light rain as long as there is no lightning. If it is thundering or pouring rain, we may try to wait it out, or will offer a refund, or rescheduling.

Can I bring my pet?

No.

Is there a charge for parking?

Parking is always free and there is plenty of it except for our busiest times in Nov, Dec and March. During these busy times it is tight, but we will help you park at no additional fee.

Are you ADA compliant?

If you are unable to walk for two hours, we have golf carts available for $10 extra, per person riding. Our paths are dirt, so wheel chairs are hard to push, but scooters do well. There are no seats along the tour paths.

How do the golf carts work? Are they offered on every tour?

On some tours (but not all), we offer seats on a golf cart for guests who have difficulty with mobility. Each cart can hold 3 guests plus the driver. The cart will follow the tour guide closely so that guests can hear the narration. Depending on different circumstances, these seats can sometimes be booked in advance, but otherwise they are first come-first serve.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes! Gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate please click on the “Gift Certificates: Purchase” link in the box above.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes! Please see the list of all activities to get more information about our private tours.

What does the Big Cat Rescue Release and Hold Harmless Agreement state?

The Big Cat Rescue Release and Hold Harmless Agreement states that all buyers understand and agree to 1.) the potential dangers associated with attending Big Cat Rescue and the rules in place to prevent such dangers from occurring and 2.) the Release and Hold Harmless Agreement, which states that Big Cat Rescue cannot be held responsible for any harm, injury or damage taking place at Big Cat Rescue. Please visit https://bigcatrescue.org/release to view the agreement in its entirety.

Policies

Activity-Specific Policies

Please review the seller’s policies for this activity. Once tickets are purchased, these are binding.

  • Non-refundable, but can be rescheduled 24 hours BEFORE event.
    Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and but they can be rescheduled via the link in your confirmation.
  • Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.
    The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.
  • No children under 10 years old are permitted on and tour other than Kids Tours, Private Tours and Photo Tours.
    Children under 10 years old are not permitted due to the dangerous nature of this tour. Children 10-17 years old are welcome to attend as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Pets are not allowed at Big Cat Rescue.
    If you are traveling with pets, including dogs, you cannot bring them onto the property, which includes the parking lot.
  • No Smoking
    No Smoking is allowed at Big Cat Rescue, except in the parking lot.
  • No Alcohol
    No one will be admitted if they have been consuming alcohol or are under the influence of narcotics.
  • All participants must agree to the Big Cat Rescue Release and Hold Harmless Agreement.
    By purchasing tickets you are agreeing to the Big Cat Rescue Release and Hold Harmless Agreement, which appears in its entirety at https://bigcatrescue.org/release. The waiver web address also appears on your e-ticket if you would like to review the waiver later.
  • If you purchased a donation Extra, please take note of the following:
    Big Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEID 59-3330495. Note that we do not utilize professional solicitors, so 100% of your donation goes to Big Cat Rescue and 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.

Kids Tour

Kids Tour

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Please enter any coupon, voucher or discount code at time of purchase. You will be required to show the physical coupon, voucher or proof of AAA or proof of Military / First Responder employment, or Spay-N-Play proof at check in, or stand in line to pay the additional sums, if you do not bring in your physical form of proof for your discount.

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 group. 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.

  • Children under the age of 10 cost $19 each
  • Tour Time is noon 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 the animals come first. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian and must behave respectfully toward the animals and others in the group. This is not a zoo where children will be allowed to scream and run wild, but a sanctuary where the animal’s needs always come first.

You are welcome to take photos and video on the tour, but leave the tripods at home, or schedule a photo tour. We ask everyone on the tour to stay together, no smoking, no cell phones and respect the tour guides warnings so that you have the best possible experience.

Paths are frequently muddy so closed toed, old, comfortable shoes are recommended. You may bring your own cold drinks or buy ours but either way, be prepared for the heat.

“It’s one thing to go to Busch Gardens, it’s another to stand four feet from a tiger!” says one Kid’s Tour participant. Come with the whole family and visit Big Cat Rescue today to see your favorite felines in action!

What Is Not Included?

No strollers are available and our paths are earthen.

Kids love Big Cat Rescue

Be sure to read the following before booking your tour:

Read our policies http://bigcatrescue.org/policies/

Get answers to your most common questions http://bigcatrescue.org/faq/

Directions to Big Cat Rescue http://bigcatrescue.org/maps/

Check Out Our Other Tours!

All Big Cat Tours

For info on school and civic group field trips and out- reach presentations see our Field Trip and Outreach page.

Watch a typical Kid’s Tour by Jeff Kremer

Day Tours

Day Tours

 

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You must buy tickets in advance by clicking the ticket. Get your tickets through Zerve Online or Call toll free 1-888-316-5875 or 212-209-3370 (int’l callers)

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 sanctuary dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned exotic cats. Celebrity supporters of the work being done by BCR include Bo DerekHarrison Ford and Leonardo DiCaprio, and more.

Confiscated from a drug raid, got too old for the circus, neglected by an owner: these are just a few of the stories of this facility’s cats. But now they can enjoy a dignified life of leisure, play and socializing at this accredited big cat sanctuary, which is one of the largest in the world!

Day Tour Tiger Pool

Let your tour guide relate their tales of hardship and triumph and take you to see some of the following:

  • Meet a pair of frolicking leopards that leap from platform to platform in their fenced-in enclosure.
  • See a chirping serval rescued from a basement and enjoying the sunlight it was denied during its ordeal.
  • Witness the biggest and most impressive creatures in the refuge,the lions and tigers. Though they cannot be returned to the wild, discover how the sanctuary gives them the most natural existence possible!

We are a sanctuarynot a zoo, so our animals come first. We do not allow people to wander around unescorted. Our tours are all guided and provide an educational experience that includes the plight of big cats in the wild and in captivity and what you can do to save them.

These are walking tours and take about an hour and a half.  If you have children under the age of 10, they can ONLY visit by attending the  Kids Tour on Saturdays or Sundays.

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FAQ

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Check out Visit the Cats to find out more about all of the exciting ways that you can have fun and help save the wild cats! We offer Day Tours, Kids ToursFeeding ToursNight Tours and Keeper Tours.

 

How do I get to Big Cat Rescue?

How to get to Big Cat Rescue

 

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes. To maximize your chances of getting the day that you prefer, please book well in advance! Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

Is there an age limit?

Children under 10 years old are not permitted due to the dangerous nature of this tour. Kids 10 years of age or older are welcome to attend. All attendees must purchase a full-price ticket.

Can I bring food or toys for the cats?

No, our diet is specific to their needs and we do not allow foods to be given to the cats that have not been approved by our vet and maintained under the most stringent quality controls. We do not give our cats toys that could cause harm if ingested so we do not permit toys from outside our own preselected vendors.

Can I take pictures during my tour?

YES! You are welcome to take photos and / or videos during your tour.

Do I have to stay with the group, or can I wander?

The only way to see the cats is on a guided tour, so you will not be able to wander away from the group.

Are there restrooms?

Yes, but we strongly suggest that you go before you get here because we have limited facilities and are on septic systems which cannot handle a lot of volume if there has been recent rain. There is a McDonald’s right at the corner of Easy Street.

Day Tour

What if it rains?

The DayTour will still go out in a light rain as long as there is no lightning. If it is thundering or pouring rain, we may try to wait it out, or will offer a refund, or rescheduling.

Can I bring my pet?

No.

Is there a charge for parking?

Parking is always free and there is plenty of it except for our busiest times in Nov, Dec and March. During these busy times it is tight, but we will help you park at no additional fee.

Are you ADA compliant?

If you are unable to walk for two hours, we have golf carts available for $10 extra, per person riding. Our paths are dirt, so wheel chairs are hard to push, but scooters do well. There are no seats along the tour paths.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes! Gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate please click on the “Gift Certificates: Purchase” link in the yellow box on this page: Day Tours

Do you offer private tours?

Yes! Please see the list of all activities to get more information about our Private Tours.

Day Tour at Big Cat Rescue

Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, can be rescheduled with 24 hours notice.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded. You may reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) only if you do so at least 24 hours in advance.

Weather Policy

Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.

The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.

Other Policies

There is no smoking allowed at Big Cat Rescue.

We do not allow smoking at Big Cat Rescue, except in the parking lot.

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Kids Camp

Kids Camp

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 someone to continue the program, I took some time to think about what our core mission is here and how we can change the Education Program to achieve our primary goal of ending the trade in captive exotic cats.

The new Education Department will focus on raising awareness about the plight of captive big cats and how breeding, handling and privately owning them harms conservation efforts.  The Education Department will have achieved its purpose if the majority of the listeners then take action to end the trade, such as through calling their member of Congress or contacting them in an effective and educated manner.

To devote time and energy to educating those who can influence decision makers means we have to scale back on other areas of our previous Education Program that are time consuming, resource intensive and lack immediate impact on the abuses that cause so much big cat suffering.

Summer Camp requires two employees, several interns, and a plethora of volunteers to keep the attending children safe and entertained all day for several weeks of the year when we are already overwhelmed with the daily operations of providing care to 100+ aging exotic animals. The children in our camps won’t be voters for many more years. By that time some species of big cats may have already died out in the wild because of the smokescreen caused by the legal trade in big cats as pets and pay to play props.

Big Cat Rescue will focus our attention on ending the trade in wild cats before it is too late. We will no longer be offering Summer Camp at the sanctuary and will dramatically scale back the number of free and low cost tours that we provide to young children. We know how important it is to educate youngsters and especially those at risk, and will continue to do so, but will focus our efforts on reaching a broader audience than we can accommodate onsite. With the technology available today, there are many ways we can do that without tying up staff and volunteers to manage busloads of children.

We have hired a new Director of Outreach and her name is Jennifer Leon. She will be handling group tours and field trips that have already been scheduled and will be responding to requests but her area of focus will be in educating and inspiring an adult audience who can make a difference NOW for the cats.

Please know that we appreciate all that you and your family may have done in supporting our Education Program and bear with us as we evolve to be more effective. – Carole Baskin, CEO

 

 

Have One Wild Time on Your Summer Vacation!!!

 

AN ADVENTURE TO REMEMBER!  (For ages 8 to 15)

 

Children 8 to 15 years old are invited to explore the great outdoors with 100+ big cats of every size, color and purrsonality. While participating in educational activities campers enjoy meeting lions, tigers, leopards and many other felines. Join us for outdoor exploration on our 55 acre campus while learning about animal habitats, diets, adaptations and conservation. Interactive learning opportunities include diet preparation, scavenger hunts and keeper demonstrations of feedings and behavioral training with the cats.

Class size is limited to ensure a quality experience for each camper, so don’t miss out! Each class is staffed by two or more adults.

Summer Camp Big Cat Rescue

 

To register for Summer Camp, please read the following:

Summer campers between the ages of 8 and 15 are invited to share their vacation with 100+ big cats of every size, color and personality.  While participating in educational activities the campers will enjoy meeting lions, tigers, leopards and many other felines.  Learning about animal habitats, diets, adaptations and conservation issues will be an adventure to remember!  Campers will enjoy outdoor exploration on the 55 acre campus at Big Cat Rescue.  Interactive learning opportunities will include diet preparation, scavenger hunts, and keeper demonstrations of feedings and behavioral training with the cats.

Your child will learn about the animals’ lives in the wild and in captivity, the challenges they face, and what we can do to save them from extinction. Activities include arts and crafts, games, movies, guest speakers, and plenty of outdoor exploration.

Important Things You Need to Know

Time: Camps start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end promptly at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please drop your child off between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. If an emergency arises that prevents timely drop off and pick up please call 813-393-6066 to let us know. Unfortunately, traffic is a common occurrence in Tampa, so please anticipate and plan accordingly.

What to Bring: Campers need to wear closed-toe shoes (like tennis shoes, no sandals) and clothes that can get dirty.  They are required to wear their camp T-shirt each day.  One T is included in your tuition. Extras are $10 apiece. Campers need to bring sunscreen lotion, bug repellent, a rain poncho, drinking water, a snack and a lunch. 

Camp Rules & RegulationsIn order to maintain a safe, fun and favorable learning environment for all, campers who repeatedly cause disruptions or do not follow rules are subject to dismissal from camp without a refund.  

  • Campers must stay with the group; for no reason should you walk away from the group. If you need to be excused please talk to the teacher or her assistants and get permission. You will be escorted. 
  • Remain at least 4 feet away from all cages at all times.
  • Listen and follow directions.
  • Walk to all destinations. There is no horseplay, no running or shouting allowed. Many of our cats came from abuse situations and we do not want to scare or excite them.
  • Respect adults, fellow campers, the animals and their environment. Do not chase or touch any of the birds including the peacocks, ducks, etc.
  • We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please leave personal items such as toys and video games at home.
  • CELL PHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT CAMP.  Please leave them at home. Your child may bring a camera to take photos only.  Teachers or the Director of Outreach will contact parents in case of emergency.
  • Watch out for fire ant hills; make sure not to stand where antsare active.
  • If you don’t feel well, or need water please let us know!!!
  • Have Fun!!!!

I have read all of the rules and regulations for Big Cat Rescue’s summer camp, I agree to abide by these rules, and I want to:

Big Cat Camp FAQ

 

1. Hey! Things are different from 2012!

A: You’re right! We added Fridays to each week of camp, and we made the days a little longer—9 am to 4 pm. This way we can accommodate campers with working parents a little better. Please drop your child off and pick them up at our main entrance, which is 12802 Easy Street, Tampa, FL 33625

2. Will my child be petting the cats?

A: NO. We are a non-contact facility, and even our volunteers and staff do not touch the cats. Your child will not have any physical contact with cats at any time. The campers will remain behind a fence 3-5 feet off the side of the cages at all times.

3. Can my child bring their cell phone to use for taking photos?

A: No. Your child may bring a camera to take photos during camp, and we highly encourage them to do so. Please leave cell phones at home, as they are a huge distraction from camp activities and can become a safety hazard.

4. Can parents observe or participate in any camp activities?

A: Parents are welcome to remain for about 30 minutes on the first day of camp, to meet their child’s teachers and Big Cat staff, and to receive an introduction to camp schedule and activities. Parents are also welcome to ask the staff any questions they have before or after the camp day, or to call or email with any questions. However, parents are not allowed to observe or participate in any camp activities during the camp day—those are for campers only.

5. What kind of experience with kids do Big Cat camp staff members have?

A: Big Cat Rescue staff, interns and volunteers have many combined years of giving kids’ tours of the sanctuary, babysitting, working at other children’s camps, working towards degrees in Education, and running Big Cat Camp since 2006. We also have two certified teachers from the Tampa Bay area who are the summer camp counselors.

Summer Campers at Big Cat Rescue

6. If my child has to miss a day of camp because of our vacation, do I get a refund for that day?

A: No refunds are issued after 14 days prior to camp except in case of medical emergency.

7. Is my child safe at Big Cat Rescue? You have a lot of safety rules.

A: Absolutely. Your child is supervised by two or more adults at all times.  The campers are behind a fence at all times which goes around the outside of every cage. When they are in the classroom at the back of the property, the younger children are separated from the cats in the sanctuary by a locked gate. Our cats’ enclosures are extremely secure, and the staff is very well trained in emergency procedures, including first aid, CPR, and use of the AED machine. Our safety protocols are in place to make sure all guests on the property are safe from the cats.

 

Past Year’s Summer Camp was a Roaring Success!

What Our Campers and Parents Said…

 

“Katie loves your camps. This is her 3rd year. I am grateful for the opportunity for her to learn about the wonderful animals in your care.”

“Cassie truly loved the experience. Thank you so much . . . !”

“My daughter loved every minute of it and has learned so much.”

“My child was extremely happy at this camp. Thank you!”

“Consistent quality. She loved it! Has for 6 years.”

“Getting to see, [make diets], learn, and be around the cats . . . was a fun experience.”

“I liked seeing the cats play with the big enrichment while I was watching them.”

“I wish the camp was a week longer.”

“I have never seen anything that has excited him more than Big Cat Rescue Camp. He woke up every morning this week asking if it was time to go. He loved evry minute. Will be back next year!”

 

 

Weddings

Weddings

Weddings at Big Cat Rescue are never… Ordinary!

 

Get married at Big Cat RescueEnjoy 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 breeze, sunlight trickling through the canopy of trees overhead. Your guests are seated, anticipating the ceremony to begin. Then you hear the ROAR of several of our wild cats; announcing they too are witness to your special moment. There is nothing ordinary about a wedding at Big Cat Rescue; an unforgettable memory.

 

You and your guests will feel you have traveled to the ends of the earth, surrounded by 69 acres, home to over 100 exotic cats. But you haven’t. You’ve just had the wedding ceremony of your dreams at Big Cat Rescue.

 

“One of the most popular locations for Tampa weddings.”

 

Weddings are nothing short of amazing at Big Cat Rescue, a sanctuary home to approximately 100 exotic wild cats.

 

Big Cat Rescue provides the ideal backdrop for weddings, but the experience doesn’t stop there. The wedding couple and guests can follow the ceremony with a private up-close tour of our sanctuary; visiting the special Cat-a-tat homes to our rescued exotic cats. Around every corner awaits a unique experience. Follow your tour with an indoor reception at our ‘Lions Lair Party Pavilion’. No part of your special day will be ordinary at Big Cat Rescue.

 

Countless Options Available to ensure that your Wedding Day Is a Totally Unique Experience for all in Attendance.

 

Wedding Party at Big Cat Rescue

“We didn’t want a big, fancy or traditional wedding ceremony but we did want it to be memorable for ourselves, our family and our friends. Our *wedding consultant* Barbara was always available to answer any questions that I had along the path. We had friends from as far away as Finland come for our wedding.

 

Everyone had a great time and we so enjoyed the walking tour afterward. What a wonderful experience! From the Guinea Hens to the Tigers, they all assisted in making our day so special. THANK YOU Carole, Barbara and all the volunteers of BigCats for providing this service for us. We so appreciate your sharing BigCat Rescue and your wonderful animals with us so that our special day became not only special but unforgettable.

 

Bobby and Susi Kirkpatrick
Lakeland, FL

 

10/21/2010 “Thank you for having our wedding! Is was such a unique and memorable experience. You all really made us feel welcome and very special. The tour was wonderful too and we enjoyed learning & meeting all the Kitties and now are sharing all that we saw with friends & family at home. I hope we’ll get back to Florida sometime so we can stop in and say “hello” again! Sabina & Jason

 

 

If you are looking for an out of the ordinary setting for your wedding…

 

Look no further!

 

So many details, so little time! Not a worry! Big Cat Rescue can take care of almost everything.

 

  • We can provide digital wedding photography and state-of-the-art HD video too!
  • Need more assistance planning your special day? Not to worry. Call or email us for details at 813.962.3837 or Weddings@bigcatrescue.org
  • For additional costs we can supply big cat themed decorations like the ones below.

Who do you know that’s been married in the midst of over 100 exotic species of wild cats?

 

tigerlionYou can have the wedding of your dreams – unlike any other – and have the peace of mind knowing that your wedding dollars are going to fund this Big Cat Sanctuary; home to over 100 unwanted, abandoned, and abused animals. All of your wedding dollars go directly to the cats; providing them with better Cat-a-tats, food, and health care.

 

Prices

Wedding ceremony: $200.00

Bride, Groom and each guest: multiply by $39.00 for seating on the sandy white beach and your private guided tour of the Sanctuary.

Digital Wedding Photography: $400.00. Price includes a CD of all photos and a slide-show CD set to music. OR

HD Video: $400.00 with footage on disc. We only have one person to do both photos and videos, so he can only do one or the other (photos or video). You are welcome to have your own person doing photos and videos at no charge, other than the $39.00 visiting fee.

There is a 25% non-refundable deposit. Prices and terms subject to change without notice. Call or email for details. 813.920.4130 x 3 Weddings@bigcatrescue.org

As seen in Tampa Bay’s Best Wedding and Party Planner Fox 13 and Cox Radio’s Valentine’s Day Wedding Stories

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For more information on your eligibility to marry in Hillsborough County Florida visit the Clerk’s Office.

 

See and read more about renting the Lions Lair Party Pavilion

 

Create a wedding gift registry with the I Do Foundation’s partner stores and up to 10% of gift purchases will be donated to your favorite charity. Choose Big Cat Rescue when you register HERE

 

Reserve your date today!

 

Get Married At Big Cat Rescue

All the Cool Cats Get Married At Big Cat Rescue

We will help make your wedding a one-of-a-kind unique experience. Weddings@bigcatrescue.org

 

Did you tie the knot at Big Cat Rescue?

 

Is so, please share your story with our potential newlyweds below by adding your comments:

 

Purr-fect Couple

Regina Brian Purrfect Couple Wedding Big Cat Rescue

So, where did you spend your honeymoon? Acapulco, Costa Rico, Tahiti? For animal lovers Regina and Brian Turgeon the decision was easy – Big Cat Rescue! These newlyweds have always wanted to come and see our amazing Sanctuary. What better time then on their honeymoon!
Regina and Brian were married in Chicopee, Mass. on September 5. To make this time in their lives extra special they journeyed to Tampa and Big Cat Rescue. The couple went all out and scheduled all the fantastic tours that are available. They enjoyed a Photo Tour, Day Tour, Keeper Tour, Night Tour, Feeding Tour and the best of all was a Private Tour with Animal Planet Hero of the Year Scott Lope. Both agreed that “meeting Scott was their most memorable moment”.
Regina said that their favorite cat on the tour was Hercules the Snow Leopard. “Being so close to this magnificent cat that is an Endangered Species was indescribable”. “In fact, being so close to all these animals was truly beyond words”. Both Regina and Brian agreed “that out of all we have seen and done on this trip, visiting Big Cat Rescue was absolutely the highlight”.
Big Cat Rescue wishes Regina and Brian a wonderful future together and invites them to return on their anniversary.

 

Barbara
Volunteer Senior Keeper