Tampa is part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the “Tampa Bay Area.” The bay’s port is the largest in the state, near downtown’s Channel District. Bayshore Boulevard runs along the bay, and is east of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.
Big cat rescue is a sanctuary, not a zoo, so the animals come first. “We do not allow people to wander around unescorted. Our tours are all guided and provide an educational experience that includes the plight of big cats in the wild and in captivity and what you can do to save them.” visit the cats