Big Cat Rescue

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12802 Easy St, Tampa, FL 33625 12802 Easy St, Tampa Directions
+18139204130
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Report | 12 days ago
Big Cat Rescue tour is informative and enjoyable. The cats are obviously very well cared, healthy and happy. The price is well worth the admission and your fee goes toward the upkeep of the habitat.
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Report | 12 days ago
A lot to see-more than I expected-tour was great. May consider going to feeding tour.
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Report | 14 days ago
It was great! Didn't realize how big it was and how many cats they had.
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Report | 13 days ago
Really enjoyed the visit. Definitely something different to see and do in the Tampa area while getting a better appreciation for what they do.
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Report | 12 days ago
I love the work they do and the staff was great
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Report | 12 days ago
great place to go !
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Report | 14 days ago
What an awsome place with very knowledgeable people who do amazing things for these beautiful and previously unfortunate cats. It is so cool that such a great place is right here in Tampa! Loved it!
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Report | 13 days ago
Great staff of volunteers and workers.
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Great tour, awesome mission.
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I loved this place and I am definitely going to go again
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From Our Editors

Founder Carole Baskin never dreamt she'd one day oversee a 55-acre sanctuary inhabited by some of Earth's largest cats. In 1992, she and her late husband were at an exotic-animal auction seeking out llamas for their farm. A man had a 6-month-old bobcat that he could no longer care for, and the pair decided to give it a place to call home. They then traveled to a bobcat breeder for another playmate, but upon seeing the horrible conditions the animals were kept in, they bought all 56 kittens. They rehabilitated them back to health, and gave them permanent homes on their then-40-acre site. Soon, word of her knack for nurturing spread beyond the Tampa area, and callers began donating abandoned or orphaned cats. Her mission to save these animals also reached the ears and hearts of many celebrities, including contributors Harrison Ford and Bo Derek.

After 20 years of hard work and learning, Carole is still caring for abused and abandoned big cats at her rescue site, accommodating more than 100 medium and large creatures from bengal tigers and black leopards to lynx and lions. Her staff of volunteers helps care for the animals and leads groups in tours that educate visitors on the plight of these animals both in the wild and in captivity.

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