Big Cat Rescue and SpringboardVR team up to help save Big Cats!


September 8, 2020 | 3 min read

Press Release

Big Cat Rescue and SpringboardVR team up to help save big cats

Carole Baskin’s virtual reality experience, Big Cat Rescue VR, will be available exclusively via the SpringboardVR Marketplace to Location-Based Entertainment venues around the world.

Sep. 8, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA – SpringboardVR, a station management, game launching, and content distribution platform for Location-based VR will be offering Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue VR via its marketplace to arcades starting on September 8th.

Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue VR gives users a first-person view into the world of big cats and, thanks to the magic of VR, you can come up close to these animals. In this streamlined-for-LBE experience, users will help the Big Cat Rescue team track down a missing tiger, Jasmine, while learning fun and interesting big cat facts.

“We believe that VR technology has developed to a point where it can provide an experience that is so much more real, so much more interesting, and so much more educational than gawking at a big cat in a cage that it will "disrupt" the zoo industry and bring us to our goal of having no big cats in cages and preserving them in the wild,” said Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue. “This game, where the participant actively operates in the wild to rescue a tiger from poachers, we believe will go down in history as the first step in making that happen. Just like older gamers today remember playing their first Pacman, someday gamers experiencing big cats in the wild in far more sophisticated games will remember playing this first game in the genre.”

Since 1992, Carole Baskin and the team at Big Cat Rescue have been on a mission to end the abuse of big cats in captivity and prevent the extinction of big cats in the wild. Baskin and her team created Big Cat Rescue VR in an effort to educate people about big cats and aid in their relief efforts.

“We’re very proud to partner with Big Cat Rescue to bring this experience to our venues globally,” said Michael Festa, SpringboardVR’s Chief Business Officer. “Virtual Reality allows for interaction in a way that’s safe for both the people and the cats, and location-based distribution increases accessibility so that anyone, anywhere, can experience them and learn more.

Big Cat Rescue and SpringboardVR are teaming-up and helping to bring Baskin’s VR Experience to LBE venues around the world, furthering awareness and education regarding the issues facing big cats in captivity.

Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue launches on September 8th, so check out your local arcade to help support big cats!

About SpringboardVR

Founded in 2017, SpringboardVR offers headset management, content distribution, and commercial licensing for Location-Based Entertainment, Enterprise, and Education. SpringboardVR, based in Los Angeles, currently serves more than 500 companies in more than 40 countries across the globe.


About Big Cat Rescue

Located in Tampa, Florida, Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to rescuing and providing a permanent home for abused and abandoned big cats. The nonprofit organization is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and has a four-star rating (the highest) from Charity Navigator for sound non-profit fiscal management. The sanctuary is home to over 40 exotic cats.


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