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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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This is a must see!

This was our second visit to Big Cat Habitat and it did not disappoint! They do such a phenomenal... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Novi, Michigan
via mobile
Big cats and other animals

Had a great time. Saw bears, monkeys, birds, camels, a zebra, lions tigers, and a liger! The... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Barb B
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
+1 941-371-6377
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Big Cat Habitat and it did not disappoint! They do such a phenomenal job! It's evident that they really care for the animals they rescue. It's a must see for all ages.

2  Thank lkepes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great time. Saw bears, monkeys, birds, camels, a zebra, lions tigers, and a liger! The shows are fun! Got to feed bears! Tiger feeding is also available. Fun for the whole family!

2  Thank Barb B
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We took our 2 young boys and arrived just after 1. Parking was easy. Prices were reasonable and it was very clear that the money went directly to caring for the animals. There were different kinds of cats, bears, a petting farm, monkeys, zebra, camels,...More

2  Thank Nina M
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Impressive and unique facility, very clean, well maintained. The animals look well taken care of and the trainers are dedicated and loving. The show are also a must see, entertaining and educational. Great job !

2  Thank kholmes509
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very entertaining for kids and adults alike. Everything was clean and well taken care of. Animals were awake and playful and enjoying themselves while we wandered through the exhibits.

2  Thank sunnydays1969
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A very interesting visit, nice outdoor display of animals, and very special animal shows, indoors at appointed times. Monkey show was the tops!

2  Thank LouiseWeaver
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Amazing people taking care of these animals. There are various shows where the staff tells the audience about the performing animals. Light snacks are available and in some instances there is food you can feed to some of the animals. Good place for a half...More

2  Thank grannyMEC
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The trainers passion for the animals was very evident. Don't miss SS the shows, we really loved seeing the cats up close!

2  Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 13 February 2017

When I came in here I couldn't believe how big they are these were definitely something to see. A nice half day out or so.

2  Thank Bryan Y
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Bring your out of town guests here for a close-up of the best animal trainer we have ever seen. He talks to each one and uses no chair or whip to direct the movement of the cats. This is a large local facility that is...More

3  Thank NetImpact
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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
16 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