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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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Great place to visit.

Thank you to Kay Rosaire and family for your work with these beautiful animals. A lovely way to... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Audrey G
via mobile
Wonderful people helping endangered species

Wonderful people helping endangered species. They are rescuing former circus and movie animals who... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
SRQb
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Sarasota
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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
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7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
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+1 941-371-6377
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Kay Rosaire and family for your work with these beautiful animals. A lovely way to spend the afternoon.More

1  Thank Audrey G
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thank you, on behalf of the animals, for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your day. We appreciate all the kind words and look forward to you returning. You can register for promotional and event emails by emailing info@bigcathabitat.org. Please Visit Us...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wonderful people helping endangered species. They are rescuing former circus and movie animals who have been exploited and now deserve a loving and caring environment

1  Thank SRQb
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I went last year, loved it and will go again this week. All the other reviews say how much fun we all had there. The shows begin at 1:00 for birds and 2:00 for cats and human mix . They open the gates at noon...More

2  Thank Flora6760786
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 reviewResponded 25 January 2017

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 reviewResponded 25 January 2017

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 reviewResponded 25 January 2017

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

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Mary Ann L
The cost for each adult and child over 7.
26 May 2017|
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Response from Shawn B | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are $18 & child $8.
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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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