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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

#7 of 141 things to do in Sarasota Features Animals
7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
+1 941-371-6377
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Very enjoyable. I have a 17 year old and an 11 year old (boys) and they both loved it. We are... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2016
Ruth F
via mobile
Better than expected!

Wednesday afternoon visit. They maintain a very well run facility for the rescue of wild animals... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
spikenails
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Osprey, Florida
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
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+1 941-371-6377
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable. I have a 17 year old and an 11 year old (boys) and they both loved it. We are returning to Sarasota next festive season 2017 with a very large family (25+ group) and we will defiantly be visiting this place with the...More

1  Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Wednesday afternoon visit. They maintain a very well run facility for the rescue of wild animals - many types - but the main attraction is the big cats and they have a bunch - maybe as many as 40. Beautiful - healthy looking cats. Kids...More

2  Thank spikenails
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you, on behalf of the animals, for the wonderful review! We not only love our animals but bring them in as part of our family. We guarantee them love and respect and a home for life. We are so glad you enjoyed your day....More

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Today I visited the Big Cat Habitat. I haven't been there in years! And wow! I was so amazed by the wonderful work that the Rosaire family have put into this amazing animal encounter! I loved every minute of it! Their animals are so beautiful!...More

4  Thank Jaheida G
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Visited just this Saturday, firstly I must say be aware of the spitting lama - we watched on as it singled out a lady passing by. This is a hidden gem in Sarasota, a most enjoyable experience. My Granddaughter was so excited to be able...More

2  Thank BeachyWaves30
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was an activity we did on a sunny, Thursday afternoon. There's not a lot to this place, but what it does have is a lot of loving and knowledgeable people. This is a non-profit rescue and sanctuary for large animals such as lions, bears,...More

2  Thank Sarah T
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you, on behalf of the animals, for the wonderful review! We not only love our animals but bring them in as part of our family. We guarantee them love and respect and a home for life. We are so glad you enjoyed your day....More

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Enjoyed our visit to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. A very entertaining show and an even more entertaining animal handler . The MC was not only worked with the four big cats but he made us aware of the misconception people have regarding...More

1  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place is amazing!! The Lions, tigers , bears, birds. It is beautiful Daily Shows, An up close and personal talk, featuring the incredible intelligence and agility of big cats.More

1  Thank Guty S
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you, on behalf of the animals, for the wonderful review! We not only love our animals but bring them in as part of our family. We guarantee them love and respect and a home for life. We are so glad you enjoyed your day....More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

They do great work and in a fun way explain what they do and why they do it. I really suggest taking in a show and seeing it for yourself.More

1  Thank Reid F
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you, on behalf of the animals, for the wonderful review! We not only love our animals but bring them in as part of our family. We guarantee them love and respect and a home for life. We are so glad you enjoyed your day....More

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for all age groups. My 3 year old granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed the petting zoo as well as the BIG cats. Plenty of easy parking, clean and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Be sure to note times they are open...More

1  Thank Sandra S
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you, on behalf of the animals, for the wonderful review! We not only love our animals but bring them in as part of our family. We guarantee them love and respect and a home for life. We are so glad you enjoyed your day....More

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My husband loves big cats and we like to support their sanctuaries. This one is very clean and well organized. The 2 pm big cat show features Handsome the lion, Mia the liger, and Barry White the white tiger. Good place for all ages to...More

1  Thank Rebekkasmom
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Nicaragua_12
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.
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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?
16 April 2017|
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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
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Savannah D
Can you get a chance to hold any of the animals? Monkeys?
28 January 2017|
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Response from BigCat I | Property representative |
We are a no contact facility, however, you will be up close to big cats and bears and primates, more than that at your typical attraction. We also have a petting zoo. Baby goats, Emus, and Lamas. You will have an opportunity... More
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