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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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Mixed Experience

While I liked the place overall, I would like to mention few things to make visitors with families... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
Evgeny M
White tiger & Liger wow!!

Had a wonderful few hours, wish I lived closer I would like to volunteer at this non profit... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
Pompano Beach, Florida
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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 2 December 2016

While I liked the place overall, I would like to mention few things to make visitors with families aware. What I liked is a lot of big cats very close. You can even feed them which is cool, our kids loved it. Staff is friendly...More

1  Thank Evgeny M
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Had a wonderful few hours, wish I lived closer I would like to volunteer at this non profit sanctuary for not only big cats but bears, wolves, Llamas, monkeys & giant tortoise, plus assorted parrots, goats, horses & civits. Had an hour show at no...More

1  Thank joansmithboyd
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We had a cloudy day so decided to check out something we have not been to before so this sounded like a great stop!! It was better than i could of expected. If you love to see big cats, bears, goats and so much more...More

1  Thank Chrisyallen
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and my 2nd visit this time with daughter, her husband and Grandkids 12 yrs and 13 months great place for young and old everyone enjoyed we totally loved the 2:00 show. Not too long for the older or younger very informative and cute...More

1  Thank Gerry Y
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My first time and I absolutely enjoyed every bit of this habitat. It was the closest I have ever been to a bear they were beautiful The lions, tigers, ligers were magnificent. I will recommend this experience to all of my friends to bring their...More

1  Thank rkoche
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I am impressed each time with the Rosair /retired circus family who all work hard to care for these exoctic animals so we can appreciate them before some are gone forever. They need donations to expand and provide for the assortment of animals they have...More

1  Thank Lynn M
BigCatHabitat, 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 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 27 November 2016

They are nonprofit. The big cat show was great and educational. Chance the chimp was the star of the show. They have big cats, monkeys and birds.

1  Thank angelawI6840ED
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Kids ages 9 and 4 both enjoyed the animals and information about them. Good experience for adults too. Shows include humor and education. Walkways allow you an up close view of the animals.

1  Thank TheMaestro9
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I understand the purpose of this place, however, not impressive like other farm or animsl farms. I think my visits to other places already makes me biased against this place. Not worth money, however the money is for improving their environments.

1  Thank Louis S
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Bears, lions, tigers, panthers and other assorted small animals all caged in tiny unkept barred enclosures with little or nothing to keep them occupied. The bears and cats prowl up and down the same tiny confined space - it was really upsetting to witnesse. This...More

13  Thank Skyline2001
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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
Savannah D
Can you get a chance to hold any of the animals? Monkeys?
29 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