location: Tampa, Florida
best viewing hours: Daylight Hours
time zone: Eastern Time
At nearly 500 pounds, Nikita Lioness is larger than even most male lions. She was seized in a drug raid, sent to a zoo, and then saved by Big Cat Rescue. Find her in her favorite spots, up on the platform and back in the bushes to the left of this enclosure. You can read more about Nikita here.
Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, advocates for ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction. This refuge is home to over 80 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, and other species who have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, or retired from performing acts. Our new series of live cams brings us into their world as they live, play, and heal through rehabilitation.
This live cam comes to you via explore.org, the philanthropic media organization and division of the Annenberg Foundation. It is part of a collection of more than a hundred HD cams around the world established by Charles Annenberg to help people connect with nature and fall in love with the world again. To see more live cams visit, explore.org.