The leopards at Big Cat Rescue are definitely some of the funniest cats at the sanctuary! They're often "break dancing", playing with enrichment, stalking tour guests and just being goofy! But remember despite how cute and cuddly they may look sometimes, they are still very much WILD and their mood can change very quickly from fun to ferocious!

Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary is home to over 100 unwanted, abandoned or abused exotic big cats.

To provide the best home we can for the animals in our care and to reduce the number of cats that suffer the fate of abuse, abandonment or extinction by teaching people about the plight of the cats, both in the wild and in captivity, and how they can help through their behavior and support of better laws to protect the cats.

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.

* Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats.
* The nonprofit sanctuary began in 1992.
* The sanctuary is home to more than 100 exotic big cats
* The cats at Big Cat Rescue are here for a variety of reasons, including:
o Abandoned by owners who wrongly thought they would make good pets
o Abused by owners in order to force them to perform
o Retired from performing acts
o Saved from being slaughtered to make fur coats
o Rescued as babies after hunters killed their mothers
* Big Cat Rescue has more than a dozen species of cats, many of whom are threatened or endangered in the wild, including:
o Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Cougars
o Bobcats, Lynx, Servals, Ocelots, Caracals
* Big Cat Rescue’s mission is to provide the best possible home for the animals in our care and try to stop the flow of exotic cats needing sanctuary by educating the public about the plight of the animals and supporting stronger laws to protect them.
* The non-profit organization is:
o Accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries
o Certified by Independent Charities of America as a “Best in America Charity”
o Member of the World Society for Protection of Animals
o The sanctuary is situated on 55 acres in the Citrus Park area of north Tampa.


VIDEO Funny Leopards

Responses to "Goofy Leopards in Florida. (Video)"

  1. i think these leopards must still be babies as they are still very playful and so full of energy. the big cats prefer to sleep all day and these remind me of the ones i helped look after in namibia conservation park two summers ago!!!

  2. Morgana says:

    Image and music, perfect matching.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The cat playing with his/her feet and tail reminds me of my cat who does this all the time, and she's ten years old! I love watching cats play...

  4. Unknown says:

    Hahaha. So much personality. Poor kids will never know what it's like to be free. But it's great they have a safe place to live healthy and happy

  5. Unknown says:

    absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Anonymous says:

    They have more fun than I do! They all have names, but how do the tell them apart?

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