Terms of Use

Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated to rescuing and caring for abused and abandoned exotic cats. Located in Tampa, Florida, we are home to more than 100 big cats, including tigers, lions, panthers, leopards, and bobcats.

It is Big Cat Rescue’s dual mission to provide (1) the best possible care we can for the cats at our sanctuary and (2) to educate the public about the plight of big cats both in captivity and in the wild. It is our goal to end abuse of big cats and to avoid extinction of exotic cats in the wild.

Big Cat Rescue agrees to the use of our website as a resource for your personal or school project provided that the media production is used solely for the purpose for which it is provided and in no way condones, promotes or otherwise glamorizes private ownership, use as entertainment or sport, or breeding of captive exotic cats. Nor shall such media, whether in whole or in part, be used to portray  Big Cat Rescue,  its sanctuary facilities and services, in a manner as to promote a negative impact on our organization and its goals. Further, we allow the use of photos, audio, video and interview quotes you acquire at Big Cat Rescue, subject to these terms.

Creative Commons License This emblem lets you know that we allow you to use any portion from this website as long as you do not alter the image or information and as long as you give credit to bigcatrescue.org as the source in an easily accessible and identifiable manner.  More about that here:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

Unlike many sites that claim to be copyrighted, ours actually is protected by copy right and trademark registration.  This site is 7500 pages and most of it is here for your use in your school reports, research papers and to help you learn and share the plight of exotic cats in the wild and in captivity.  As long as you are using the information for non commercial purposes and are being respectful of the animals, you can use information and photos from our site for school related purposes without contacting us for further permission.

We used to have time stamps on the pages, but some pages are not substantially updated for years and it made the site look out of date when in fact the information was current and just had not changed.  If people see an old date they may leave looking for something newer even though it probably wouldn’t be as complete as our site.

This site was first published in 1996.  Most of the pages are updated in some form or another each year, so January of the existing year would be sufficient for most school reports and the source should be: Big Cat Rescue.

While our Founder, Carole Baskin does most of the web work, there are many people who contribute bits and pieces to many of the pages and many organizations we have worked with over the years to present the most comprehensive body of work possible.  Since we could not possibly remember and name all of them and cannot take credit for all of it either, we really can’t post an “author” like you would of a static work, like a book.

Most of the photos are provided by our President, Jamie Veronica and usually if someone else took the photo you will see their name on the image in the URL.

Good luck with your report!