Feline Rescue

Kitten Development & Care

Help Build New Wild Cat Enclosure!

This episode is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish, natural food for cats. In 2013, thanks to your generous donations, we were able to construct our 2.5-acre Vacation Rotation enclosure. Since then, so many of our residents have had the opportunity to run wild in this amazing area, splash around and cool off in the pond, …


What is Big Cat Rescue?

What is Big Cat Rescue?

Tampa’s Big Cat Rescue is home to over 100 exotic cats. Our goal is to provide the animals in our care with the best life possible in captivity. Our long-term goal is to educate the public about the plight of these beautiful cats, both in captivity and in the wild. We stress conservation and habitat …


What Is Big Cat Rescue About?!

What Is Big Cat Rescue About?!

[Music] Big Cat Rescue started in 1992 with the rescue of a single Bobcat named Wind Song. But then people started calling and saying, “Would you take my Lion? Would you take my Tiger”? I’m like, “what are you guys doing with lions and tigers”? So that was how it morphed into what it is …


Lion and Tiger’s Truth

Lion and Tiger’s Truth

Every day my life feels like a narration, it’s filled with starvation and humiliation as I think back to how I got here I’m reminded of my mother. Oh that sweet smell, I never got to see her, I was thrown away by humans they made me survive, I don’t even know if she’s still …


Cooking For Big Cats – FAQ Friday

Cooking For Big Cats – FAQ Friday

Hey everyone Afton here with another FAQ Friday. We frequently get asked why we don’t cook the meat for the big cats. Big cats are carnivores and they’re designed for an all raw meat diet. Cooking the meat actually loses its nutritional value to them and consuming cook bones can be harmful. Bones are very …


Painting of a Lynx – “My Favorite Animals” Series – #10

Visit The Big Cats – FAQ Friday

It’s that time again time for another FAQ Friday. Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. We give home to lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species. Most who have been abandoned,abused,orphaned saved from being turned into fur coats or retired from …


How To Work At Big Cat Rescue – FAQ Friday

How To Work At Big Cat Rescue – FAQ Friday

Oh many of you wonder what it takes to work here at Big Cat Rescue but what you may not know is that our sanctuary is ran by over a hundred volunteers. We have about 14 or so full-time paid staff members that take care of the administrative work. The staff members at Big Cat …


BIG CATS vs Laser Pointers!

White Tigers – Get The FACTS!

White Tigers – Get The FACTS!

There are many misconceptions about white tigers. They’ve been called snow tigers, endangered and their own species. None of these labels are correct. White tigers are not their own species but rather the result of a double recessive gene that results in a condition called leucism. Leucism takes away from the tiger’s pigmentation giving them …