Life-Saving Bobcat Rescue!

On Halloween we got a call about a possible injured bobcat. He was in a small parking lot alongside a busy eight-lane highway, 30 minutes from the sanctuary, so rescuers sprung into action. The wonderful lady who called, stayed with the bobcat until help arrived at the scene. [Music] It wasn’t long before we had […]

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 […]

Big Cats And Scent Glands – FAQ Friday

[Cat noise] This year we’ll be doing FAQ Fridays! Where once a month we’ll take frequently asked questions and answer them for you. Today’s questions have the same topic. They are “Why do the cats rub their faces on their enrichment”? also, “Why do the cats rub on the side of the enclosure? Does that […]

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 […]

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. […]

Ex Circus Tiger Starts New Life At Florida Sanctuary

LADY: Yeah! Good job, everyone. COMM: This is Hoover, a tiger who for most of his life was kept captive at a travelling circus in Peru. Forced to perform for the public and live in a tiny cage. Now he is travelling to a very different location. COMM: A rescue center in Florida. COMM: In […]

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 […]

Breeding Big Cats – FAQ Friday

Welcome back to another FAQ Friday where this month’s topic is breeding. There is no reason to breed tigers or any other wild cat for lives of confinement and deprivation. The only sanctioned international breeding plans for exotic cats are called Species Survival plans and they are only carried out by accredited zoos. None of […]