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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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What an AMAZING place and beautiful family for all their hard work and dedication! This place is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heather T
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Wondderful place to visit and for a great cause!

I was extremely pleased that my low expectations were all wrong. It was fantastic! From the front... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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 yesterday via mobile

What an AMAZING place and beautiful family for all their hard work and dedication! This place is a must visit!!

2  Thank Heather T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was extremely pleased that my low expectations were all wrong. It was fantastic! From the front entry personnel, we found out how dedicated and great the employees and volunteers here are. The big cat show was funny, personal and the trainer showed his love...More

2  Thank camptown1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is amazing. Not only do they have big cats buts also bears, monkeys and other creatures. You can get extremely up close to the big cats. Anytime we have visitors to the area we always put this at the top of the list...More

2  Thank Phil J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, I must say it is great to see how well these animals are treated and they are not cooped up in a zoo and that the people running the place truly love these animals. Also, it is great to know the money that is...More

4  Thank ZanderShmander10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding place with kids. Petting zoo. Big Cat rescues all sorts of animals and it is a wonderful place to visit.

4  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

4  Thank Perry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

3  Thank 19,067
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

3  Thank minetaridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

3  Thank Wendywilliam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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