• 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. There are a petting Zoo and special events throughout the year. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • 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. There are a petting Zoo and special events throughout the year. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • 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. There are a petting Zoo and special events throughout the year. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • 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. There are a petting Zoo and special events throughout the year. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota

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. There is a petting zoo and special events throughout the year. Multi-year recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Read the featured blog article about Big Cat Habitat here!

See Lions, Tigers, Ligers, and Exotic Animals

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 manages it with the help of her son Clayton, a trained staff of animal caregivers, and a small group of dedicated volunteers.

Save $1.00 off admission at Big Cat Habitat – print or present COUPON below!

Big Cat Habitat 2017 expansion included an expanded petting zoo, new serval habitats, alligator ponds, new bear pools and shades, and Walk on the Wild Side, where you can see tigers relaxing and swimming in their pools!

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary entrance gate is open at noon and closes at 4 p.m. Bird show at 1 p.m. and animal demonstrations in the air-conditioned arena at 2 p.m. Shows are free and subject to change.

Admission fees: Adults $20.00, Children ages 3 to 12 years of age $10.00, Children 2 and under are free (100% of the admission price goes towards the upkeep and care of Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary’s animals). Active military and veterans are always free.

Parking is free.

COVID-19 UPDATES: Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Capacity is limited to 50% of capacity.

Indoor animal demonstrations will commence starting Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Reptile Show begins at 1 p.m. and the Wild Animal Encounter begins at 2 p.m.

Shows will be limited to 200 guests, first come first serve for seating.

Petting zoo area will be open starting Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Animal Feedings will be available starting Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Online admission ticket purchases through their  website are preferred to minimize contact transactions.

Visitors to Big Cat Habitat are asked to wear facemasks.

Coupons

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Present this coupon to receive $1.00 off adult admission. Limit 4 people per coupon.

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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary
7101 Palmer Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
941.371.6377
Exp 12/31/2021