See and learn about exotic and endangered Siberian Tigers, African Lions, and rare White Tigers at Sarasota's Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. Also encounter bears, primates, birds and other animals. Be entertained by the individual personalities of the animals during educational training demonstrations. Petting Zoo and special events throughout the year. Recipient of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence. Read the featured blog article about Big Cat Habitat here!
The Big Cat Habitat is a 501(c)3 non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other exotic and native animals in need. Kay Rosaire, who has more than 30 years of experience working with and caring for exotic animals, founded the habitat and runs it with the help of her son Clayton.
Big Cat Habitat has expanded! Expansion includes primate condominiums, an aviary, expanded petting zoo and large koi pond. Elephants also will be given a permanent home at the sanctuary with the planned construction of a new elephant house and enclosure.
Hours: Big Cat Habitat is open Friday and Saturday only during the month of September and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only October 1 to 27. Open Wednesday through Sunday 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. the remainder of the year. Gates open at noon and close at 4:00 p.m. Bird show at 1:15 p.m. and animal demonstrations in the air-conditioned arena at 2:00 p.m. daily.
Admission fees: adults $18.00, children from 2 to 12 years old $8.00 (100% of the admission price goes towards the upkeep and care of Big Cat's animals). Parking is always free.
7101 Palmer Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
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