Big Cat Habitat And Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Sarasota

Currently Closed
  • Address: 7101 Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240, United States
  • Timings: 12:30 pm - 04:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary , Wildlife Park, Wildlife Safari, Family And Kids, Nature
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About Big Cat Habitat And Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Sarasota

A big cat is not actually a cat but interestingly it is another name for a tiger which is an animal also of the cat family. This place is set up with a purpose of providing care and protection to wild animals to free them from captivation. Among all the animals you see here, the tiger gets a bit of more attention as its number is more on the side of declination. The people here try to give the animals a natural habitat and encourage them for challenging activities to keep them active and to make them a sport for all situations. All the efforts of the people and the facilities given to the animals have made it a sanctuary as well.

The many species of animals include tigers, ligers, leopards, bears, primates, birds and many more domestic varieties as well. The special part about this zoo and sanctuary is that it is partly maintained with the help of public that can be any form such as financially, sponsors or in a materialistic way.

How To reach Big Cat Habitat And Gulf Coast Sanctuary by Public Transport

  • The nearest airport is the Bradenton Airport.

Restaurants Near Big Cat Habitat And Gulf Coast Sanctuary

  • Old Packinghouse Cafe
  • Bob Evans
  • Cattlemen Cafe & Grill
  • Cock and Bull
  • Pizza SRQ

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Big Cat Habitat And Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Sarasota Reviews

  • An incredible facility. The owner and staff clearly love and respect all animals. Their big hearts have created a safe and comfortable home for so many animals. A wonderful and fun time for all ages! We've visited many times. Our first stop for hosting out of town family and friends. The snack bar is great too. The place keeps getting better every time we visit as they expand and upgrade the habitat.

  • Big Cat Habitat is a must see if you are in Southwest Florida. They have many large cats , bears, zebra and camel. There are many other animals as well, some of which can be petted. They maintain the facility through admission fees which are very reasonable ($18 per adult, free for law enforcement, military, emergency responders), and donations from larger companies and private donations. It is also very clean. The people who run it are dedicated and passionate. I will definitely be going back.

  • What an amazing experience! Some of the largest and most beautiful creatures on earth were 2 feet away. This not a typical zoo. Many of the animals are allowed to roam free most of the day which is why the hours of operation are so short. My 2 favorites were being allowed to pet and feed a buffalo and walking into the pen and playing with all the baby goats (so cute!) I would recommend this for adults and children alike.

  • I had an excellent time at this place and I'm so glad I went. Props to the owners who sacrificed their life to take care of exotic animals. They depend on the donations of those who visit to keep the place going. I can tell that everyone who works there loves the animals and does the best they can to give them the care they need. It was a great experience.

  • Found this place hidden online, went expecting to spend an hour or two at the most. Fell in love with amazing animals and staff and ended up spending the rest of our day there. The staff knows each animal personally and it’s a non profit run by volunteers. 10/10 strongly recommend. We saw an amazing big car show, learned amazing facts. And saw two (2) baby lemurs!!!!! Can’t wait to go back and see how much it has grown next year. Can’t express how amazing this place is and why people should go visit. Reasonably priced. Great time for all ages. I’m 21 with 19 year old and we had a great time.

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