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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

#9 of 143 things to do in Sarasota Features Animals
7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
+1 941-371-6377
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Good trip with young children

We took a trip with the kids and grandparents today. The kids had fun. This is a smaller place that... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile

The Rosaire Family have dedicated their lives to the care of these exotic creatures who may have... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Sarasota, Florida
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
+1 941-371-6377
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We took a trip with the kids and grandparents today. The kids had fun. This is a smaller place that has been family run for a generations. They are a passionate family of animal lovers that want to save and take care of animals that...More

3  Thank carib_vacation
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Rosaire Family have dedicated their lives to the care of these exotic creatures who may have been abandoned or worse. These Cats are truly magnificent and here you get to be really close to them, talk to their handlers and find out more about...More

3  Thank kmormlo
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is the family's calling that runs this facility. Obviously love these animals very much. Many baby goats just a few weeks old there that you could feed.

4  Thank LynnRI
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Good way to spend a half a day viewing and learning about some beautiful creatures within this world. Was very happy that we added this adventure to our To Do List!

4  Thank billygrahamofficial
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Our visit to the Big Cat Habitat was not what we expected. While it is possible to get close to the animals, watching tigers pacing up and down in a small cage, viewing monkeys swing back and forth in a small enclosure, seeing animals get...More

5  Thank foxy43
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A rescue shelter spread across many acres housing exotic birds tigers, lions, goats and more . You can help a handler feed lions and tigers as well is give grains and hay to,goats. Efternoon show daily...very worth it. Have been back three dying es

4  Thank _tsdifiore1
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We really enjoyed our trip to the big cat habitat. Animals are from various situations, rescues, etc. You can tell that the folks who work at this habitat really care for the animals. We watched a parrot show, and the woman was very knowledgeable, and...More

3  Thank JustinH
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Very well maintained sanctuary for a variety of animals - with a focus on big cats. Petting zoo / feeding area with baby goats, emu's and llamas. (Risking nature-lovers' disdain here...) Animal shows aside, you can take in pretty much everything in an hour, which...More

3  Thank RRMJR13
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I live by a nationally recognized zoo, and yet the opportunities to see these big cats are nothing like they are at the Big Cat Habitat. The animals appear to be very well taken care of, and their spaces are nicely done. While some may...More

6  Thank Flyinlow427vette
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I have been twice once last year once a year later. They are always building new and better stuff for the animals. They had at least 8 new habits for the animals . a brand new bathroom with ac and very clean and running water...More

4  Thank fierobrian
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Mary Ann L
The cost for each adult and child over 7.
26 May 2017|
Response from Shawn B | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are $18 & child $8.
Is it possible to take unobstructed pictures of the animals?
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
I see on Saturday May 6, you have VIP ticket that includes interaction with the animals, are there any other dates that you have this?
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