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 […]

Is That A House Cat? – FAQ Friday

Hello viewers and welcome back to another FAQ Friday. When I say wild cat or exotic cat you most likely are thinking of tigers, lions, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs and cougars. We get asked a lot in our videos if our smaller species of cats are house cats, but did you know there are more than […]

Watch Our Big Cats LIVE!!

A lot of you like to follow us on our various social media sites, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, just to name a few. But did you know you can watch our big cats live every day by visiting explore.org? Check out some of our live streaming webcams we have throughout our sanctuary. […]

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. […]

Truth About Circus Tigers in 3D

Hoover is a beautiful 15-year-old male tiger that lives at Big Cat Rescue. He spends his days relaxing in his beautiful cat-a-tat. Under the shade of his trees, he truly enjoys this paradise. Here, he’s respected and loved. Unfortunately, this is not where his story began. For the first 12 years of his life, he […]

Foster Kitten Program Reaches 500th Kitten!

Big Cat Rescue has been partnered with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for over four years now with our foster kitten program. On June 8th, 2017, Big Cat Rescue went in to pick up a mother cat with a litter of five kittens consisting of the 500th kitten to be fostered by the sanctuary. […]

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 […]

Leopard Lady Living With Wild Cats | BEAST BUDDIES

BABETTE DE JONGE: I just go in naturally and I see how they behave, and if it’s nice, it’s fine I am staying. Otherwise I go out and the game is over, you know. COMM: For Babette De Jonge, there is only one way to kick off her day. BABETTE DE JONGE: So it’s nice […]

Vegan Big Cats? – FAQ Friday

Hey everyone, Afton here from Big Cat Rescue and welcome to another FAQ Friday. As pumpkin season approaches, I think all the questions and comments I get when you watch videos of our big cats interacting with melons and pumpkins wondering… are we trying to make our big cats vegan? No, silly! We know our […]