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Quinton Aaron Visits Big Cat Rescue!

I thought I was a big guy, but I got nothing on these guys. Andre and Arthur are two tigers that live here at Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit educational sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, which is home to over a hundred exotic cats. Many of these cats have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, and retired from …


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 …


Big Cats And Cold Weather

Being in Florida, we’re used to having some pretty mild winters, but this year it’s been unexpectedly freezing, literally! So what is it that we do when it’s unusually cold? First we bring in our smallest animal. He is the only non cat species we have here to reside at Big Cat Rescue. Babycakes the …


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 …


Big Cats Getting Live Prey – FAQ Friday

Big Cats Getting Live Prey – FAQ Friday

Hey everyone and thank you for tuning into one of Big Cat Rescue’s Fact Friday! Today I’m going to tell you three reasons why we don’t give our big cats live prey. Number one; Our tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, and other wild cats will never be suitable for release into the wild. Therefore there is …


What Happens When The Cats Pass Away? – FAQ Friday

What Happens When The Cats Pass Away? – FAQ Friday

Since the early 90s Big Cat Rescue has rescued hundreds of big cats. We specialize in the care of geriatric and impaired big cats that were left unwanted or were no longer profitable to their former owners. Most exotic cats live between ages 10 and 12 years but with exceptional care we have the capability …



Big Cats Eating Bones? – FAQ Friday

Big Cats Eating Bones? – FAQ Friday

Hello, again, and welcome to another FAQ Friday. Many of you watch our Thanksgiving videos of our big cats getting whole turkeys and wonder, “Do the big cats eat bones?” And yes, yes they do. In the wild, big cats would eat bones, so it’s important that our big cat residents eat bones, as well. …


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 …