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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

#8 of 143 things to do in Sarasota Features Animals
7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
+1 941-371-6377
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Needed a break from the beach and this was a great way to spend the day. The animals are well... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Perry C
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Enjoy, then donate!

What beautiful animals!!!! They were well worth the visit and I would have anyone I know go there... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
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+1 941-371-6377
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Needed a break from the beach and this was a great way to spend the day. The animals are well cared for and the staff was excellent. The big cat show is worth see both for the animals and for the message about animal rescue.More

3  Thank Perry C
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, on Behalf of the Animals, for this amazing 5 star review. We really appreciate your support and kind comments that you have shared. The founders, staff, and volunteers are all very passionate for the magnificent animals at this facility as they all adhere...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

What beautiful animals!!!! They were well worth the visit and I would have anyone I know go there and contribute to their well-being by paying the price for admission. What's some people seem to be missing is that these are rescued animals. Their conditions might...More

2  Thank 19,067
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, on Behalf of the Animals for your kind and understanding comments. The animals really appreciate donations, 100% of donations go towards their food, housing, comfort, and health. The founders, staff, and volunteers are all very passionate for the magnificent animals at this facility...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Fun day with lots of different animals to see. Worth a trip going to see! The liger was interesting to see with him weighing more than 900 lbs.

1  Thank minetaridge
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and leaving a wonderful 5 star review, it is greatly appreciated on Behalf of the Animals. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Loved this place enjoyed it so much! At first I felt bad for the animals being kept in what seemed to be small areas. When you learn they are rescue animals they get health care,food and swimming pools to hang out in it helps me...More

2  Thank Wendywilliam
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your support, kind comments, and your wonderful review; it is greatly appreciated on Behalf of the Animals. We are a non-profit organization and 100% of donations go towards their food, housing, comfort, and health. The founders, staff, and volunteers are all very...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Stopped to see it on my way to my Aunt Serena who lives in Sarasota. She is my mother's sister and she is still a beauty. She was my favorite Aunt when I was growing up in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. We were...More

1  Thank Lisa S
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments and your wonderful review. We really appreciate your visit, on Behalf of the Animals, and we are so glad that you and your Aunt Serena enjoyed our facility. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

As an animal lover, and person who has helped rehabilitate animals in the past, I was shocked and horrified to see the living conditions of majestic animals. Bears in cages with no trees for shelter, on a scorching hot day, pacing up and down, up...More

5  Thank Sheryn J
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is a nice place to see big cats (up close) and many other animals, it has a diverse assortment. Great place for kids. They have an enclosed animal show, which we didn't attend as it was very crowded. They also have pony rides and...More

1  Thank Alice E H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great sanctuary for big cats, bears, birds, monkeys and a few other critters. Owned for generations by the same family. You'll meet a handful of the folks if you take in the 2 daily shows. I loved that the master of ceremonies suggested that before...More

1  Thank BaltimoreRedbird
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your support, kind comments, and your wonderful review; it is greatly appreciated on Behalf of the Animals. We are a non-profit organization and 100% of donations go towards their food, housing, comfort, and health. The founders, staff, and volunteers are all very...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place where they keep a variety of animals. Big Cat Habitat is a Sanctuary. You should include it on your trip to Florida if you like nature. They have amazing tigers and bears. The personal on this place have so much...More

2  Thank Fabiola_Santana
BigCat I, Front Office Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of Big Cat Habitat. It is great that you shared your experience with others. We really appreciate the kind comments we receive. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Once you're inside, you feel that you've entered an animal territory : many different kinds everywhere ? You can spend hours, before the show, admiring and even touching some animals.

2  Thank ichou4
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Mary Ann L
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
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
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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