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Halloween Pumpkin Enrichment



Halloween is near and that means it’s pumpkin time for the big cats! Each year the residents of the sanctuary receive a very special halloween treat – their very own pumpkin to carve how they please! The cats love chomping, clawing, and pouncing on the rolley orange gourds and seem to be attracted to their smell like a domestic cat is to catnip.

You can see for yourself how much the cats love pumpkins by reserving your “spot” on one of the Keeper Tours scheduled in October. In addition to seeing pumpkin enrichment, you will also get to make enrichment toys for the cats and watch as the keepers hand out your toy to the cats as well as observe training sessions. To read more about the Keeper Tour and for reservations


For safety and quality reasons we do not accept donations of pumpkins from individuals. However, if you would like to sponsor a pumpkin to be given to one of the cats click here We will use your donation to purchase a pumpkin for one of our wild friends!


Tee Up for Tigers


Date: This Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Place: Seminole Lake Country Club 6100 Augusta Boulevard Seminole, FL. 33777

Format: Four Player Team Scramble. Teams may be comprised of all men, all women or a combination of both

Itinerary: 1:00 Shotgun Start till 6:00 Awards Banquet & Special Events to Include a Silent Auction and Raffle

Entry Fee: $100.00 Per Person Includes Golf Fees ~ Range Balls ~ Goody Bag ~ Awards Banquet ~ Prize Purse ~ On Course Prizes

For additional information: Karen Jay 727-391-3318



Big Cat Rescue Resurrects the Haunted Trail


Come for Growl-oween at Big Cat Rescue’s Haunted Trail! Join us after dark for a spooky night tour—it starts off like a regular tour, but beware! Who knows where you will end up. You may become prey for our nocturnal hunters. This is a one and a half hour-long guided tour of the sanctuary—the last half hour takes you through the Scare Zones on the Haunted Trail.


Reservations and prepayment required —space is limited! Friday October 26 start times vary, call for details. $55 per person. Ages 10 and older only. No costumes allowed. Contact



October Keeper Tours Include Pumpkins for the Cats


We receive many requests from guests to see the pumpkins being handed out. We will be handing out one large pumpkin to a Lion, Tiger or Leopard and a variety of small pumpkins and gourds (that can fit through 4×4 wire) on every Keeper Tour in October. These are by reservation only, so callChelsea at (813)426-5

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