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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Features Animals
7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
+1 941-371-6377
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Great place to visit.

I would highly recommend this to any animal lover. They take in animals from all over and the cats... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael O
Goffstown, Nh
via mobile
First time visit

My family and I took my daughter 11yrs old and her friend 11yrs old today on Veterans Day for my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carey L
via mobile
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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary provides a sanctuary "for life" for the exotic animals currently calling the sanctuary home. Our goal is to create habitats that mimic native environments and are complete with a staff that can provide daily behavioral, sensory, and manipulative enrichment which is the basis for a happy healthy animal in captivity. As we grow and open our habitat to more rescues we will provide the same excellent care while educating the public.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“petting zoo” (98 reviews)
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7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
+1 941-371-6377
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this to any animal lover. They take in animals from all over and the cats are amazing. The ligor half tiger half lion was incredible.

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I took my daughter 11yrs old and her friend 11yrs old today on Veterans Day for my daughter‘s 11th birthday. We had an amazing time. It’s like visiting the zoo on a smaller scale. Everybody was super nice and definitely would love...More

Thank Carey L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is pretty good here, and the show takes place in large "circus style" tent. They have a mix of lions, tigers and a "liger" which is a mix of lion and tiger. The big cat guy came out and put the cats through their...More

1  Thank EDWARDL782
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today and were very impressed with the big cats and many other types of animals to look at. Habitats were very nice for all the animals. The shows were great and everyone was very knowledgeable. They were very clear that all the animals...More

Thank gummamamma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem - The passion they have for rescuing these animals is amazing. Great shows at 1pm and 2pm. Will be recommending and coming back

Thank Alexis P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved all the big cats, bears, birds and so many more animals. We really liked the shows, especially the chimp. He was such a blast to watch. The waving bear just inside the entrance was a lot of fun too. The family who owns...More

Thank Cyndi L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THis is a great place to visit. here you can see a lot of animals , and they are very close. This are all animals who are born in captivity ! so not captured from the wild. What really stood out for me was the...More

Thank dutchietraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Big Cat Habitat is a great facility -- not a zoo, but a sanctuary for animals. The Alligator Show at 1:00 PM was entertaining, educational and interactive for the whole family. The dog, chimp and cat show at 2:00 was impressive and great fun....More

Thank kathy19522017
Reviewed 14 October 2017

we were going to Sarasota zoo which was closed due to the hurricane clean up so we had heard of this place and tried got there early a nice lady said come back at twelve so we did it was already busy as we paid...More

Thank dburlace
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had a very enjoyable time visiting the Big Cat Habitat while vacationing in Sarasota. It was evident that the animals were all very well-taken care of, and it was a joy to see such majestic creatures up close and personal!

Thank Carolyn C
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Mary Ann L
26 May 2017|
Response from Shawn B | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are $18 & child $8.
24 April 2017|
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Response from Phil G | Reviewed this property |
After the show they offer to take a professional picture with one of the big cats.
Jerry B
17 April 2017|
Response from Deby B |
Please email info@bigcathabitat for more information. Tiger and bear feeding is offered every day that we are open to the public. Weds - Sunday 12-4. We do offer private tours. In your email please include what kind of... More