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Tampa's Big Cat Rescue opens new enclosure

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A Bengal tiger helped cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of Big Cat Rescue's new enclosure Tuesday morning in Tampa.

The new enclosure called Vacation Rotation adds 2.5 acres of open air space with walls tall enough to contain even the most agile of the sanctuary's cats, the sanctuary officials said.

"It's been our dream for years to be able to construct this special enclosure where we can rotate cats in and out of their permanent enclosures," said Carole Baskin, founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue.

It took half a year to build the enclosure and cost about $200,000 according to Big Cat Rescue representatives. Vacation Rotation has new platforms, dens and toys for the animals to play around with two weeks at a time. They can also enjoy a new big pond to swim in.

Big Cat Rescue is a the largest non-profit sanctuary in the world for abused and abandoned big exotic cats. It houses more than 100 lions, tigers, leopards and other cats. They will all have a chance to experience the new vacation spot.

 

 

 

 

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