Calling All Kids


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If you are a kid, or have a kid, or are just a kid at heart, this page is for YOU!

Check out the following pages for lots of free fun things to do:

Big Cat Fun has free games, free puzzles, free craft kits, free ecards and more.

There are hundreds of free fun and games on this site too right here:  Fun and Games

Kid’s Tours if anyone is under 10  Kid’s Tours if everyone is over 10

Field Trips for Children


What can Kids Do for the Big Cats?


See what other kids have done to help big cats

Kids for Kats

Penny Wars

Kids Make Enrichment

Birthday Gifts

Kids us Cheetaro leopard as their adopted mascot for a Paws For Peace project:

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12 responses to “Kids”

  1. Abby Jensen Boucher says:

    I'm 11 and I love cats I like to go here and visit on march brake!

  2. Big Cat Rescue is a great organization in Tampa, FL. Looking forward to visiting in person in June!

  3. Jitu Dinku says:

    I am 13 and I love what your doing to help the big cats, and I would love to join your program but I can't cause I live in canada.

  4. Kyna Mavies says:

    Hiya! Thank you so much for everything you are doing for these amazing animals! I've found another video which is quite informative and also good for kids about endangered wild cats ;



  5. Sandi Petro says:

    I have a question… 9yr. old grandson is doing a project on endangered species…he chose the White Bengal Tiger. After doing some reading on this site, I find there is no such thing – they were inbred and not actually a "species". How do we present this info – to a 3rd grade class in a tasteful manner, or do we?

  6. It's been a long time since my daughter was in 3rd grade, but it is important to let kids know that white tigers suffer greatly because of all of the birth defects that come along with the white coat.

  7. Sherrie Rardin says:

    Hi, Carole. We are coming to FL over the Christmas-New Years holidays and plan to stop in at the rescue. My 13 yr old daughter has a huge passion for these cats and wants to make a career out of helping to change the laws that allow their ownership. She is considering a career as an animal rights attorney. BCR will be the 5th rescue she will have visited. In 2012, as a 6th grader, she wrote and presented a speech in the Chicago Area Lutheran League Forensics Competition on the dangers of Pay-to-Plays and was awarded first place. What do you feel would be the best tour for her given her interest level? Also, any additional information or suggestions for needed careers with working in this field would be welcomed. Thanks!

    • BCR says:

      I think the Keeper Tour is the best because she gets to help make stuff for the cats and then go with the Keepers to hand it out, but the regular tour is very informative and you see more cats. You should contact our new Education Director as well for advice, as she is very policy focused.

  8. Sherrie Rardin says:

    Sandi, as the mother of a 13 yr old who has been passionate about big cats ever since we saw some cubs at a pay-to-play in the Chicago area when she was 7, (It made her sick to her stomach how they were handled and the small cages they were kept in. We had to leave the show, she was so upset.) I can assure you 9 is the perfect age to share the truth with fellow students. If children learn early enough that manipulating genetics for monetary gain is vile and not fair to the animals themselves, they are less likely to support groups that do it. Take away the monetary incentive and you help lessen the likelihood of the behavior or practice. It can be done tastefully such as simply saying that white tigers are not a naturally occurring species but a result of breeding related tigers together until the defect occurs. A great way for your grandson to star this project is by saying, "When I chose the White Bengal Tiger as my topic for this endangered species project, I had no idea they were not actually a species and, therefore, could not be endangered." (BTW – I am betting his teacher did not know this either so he should feel in good company.) Then proceed to say why the are not a species and go into the dangers of such breeding. I am confident he will do a great job. As a teacher, projects are largely about being passionate and thorough.

  9. I am devastated to learn that BCR is not having a 2015 camp for kids. Two of my granddaughters have been waiting for this summer for two years – as they are both finally old enough to participate – and I'd hoped to volunteer during the week in some small way. Please, please tell me this isn't a "forever thing." BCR is one of my favorite places on the planet. My first visit was in the early years – the office was a trailer, I was allowed to pet a cat, breeding was occurring, and I was allowed to sit on benches throughout the grounds to peacefully watch various cats.
    Sincerely, Vicky Cole

    • BCR says:

      As they say, “nothing is forever,” but for now the cats are our primary focus and your kids will inherit a planet devoid of them in the wild if we don’t use every resource at our disposal to end the captive trade that is hastening their extinction.

  10. Judy Wetch says:

    Hi. I am the grandmother (Nonee) of a 16 year old who is over the moon about animals and would like to someday be a vet tech. Would love to give her a big cat experience. I live in Sebastopol, she lives in the Sacramento area but can easily come down here-she us actual k y here for the next 3 days.

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