Big Cat Rescue

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Address: 12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
Phone Number: 813 920-4130
Fax Number: 813 920-5924

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Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild.

15.00- 25.00

Visit website for group rates and free tours based upon need

On-site educational programs focus on a walking tour of the sanctuary where the children learn about the exotic animals that live at Big Cat Rescue and conservation of the animals in the wild. Children can see up to 16 species of cat and other animals standing only 3 to 6 feet away in many cases.

Many children automatically react in disbelief to the enormous size of the tigers when they experience them up-close. The typical tour for young children focuses on simple facts about the animals as the children see them. For example, children age 5 to 10 will hear about how a tiger's stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same stripes.

Older children learn how tigers are ambush hunters and stalk their prey in the jungles of India. All children learn about the fact that tigers are endangered in their native habitats and what steps they can take at home to help the plight of all endangered animals such as recycling and conserving water and energy. Summer camps & mini camps are available too!

Grade Levels:
Exhibits: The sanctuary houses the most diverse population of exotic cats in the world, with 14 of the 35 species of wild cat represented among more than 100 residents. These include tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, ocelots, servals, caracals and others, many of whom are threatened, endangered, or now extinct in the wild
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All groups must schedule in advance.  No children under 10, except on these pre arranged tours, or on the Saturday 9 am tour.