Big Cat Habitat And Gulf Coast Sanctuary

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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 Get To Big Cat Habitat And Gulf Coast Sanctuary by Public Transport

  • The nearest airport is the Bradenton Airport.

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Address: 7101 Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240, United States

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Timings: 12:30 pm - 04:00 pm Details

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  • Had a really great time here - came by myself just for a wander around on a whim as I saw the sign while driving past one day. Really loved the ability to feed some of the animals as you walk past and just how close you can actually get to them. We don’t have any places like this in the UK bar hufe chain zoo’s. I would highly suggest that if you’re in the area that you give this a look - was good value for money and wasn’t too busy when I visited.

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  • I've been here a couple of times now. I love how the animals are treated with respect and are well taken care of. They are all rescued animals. My son loves this place and always feeds the tigers. Today he also fed a bear.

  • Big Cat Habitat is less of a habitat and more of a confinement space for animals. Though it's cool to see many species of cats and monkeys that I've never seen before in my life, to see the conditions that they are living in is downright depressing. The cats are locked in pens that can't be any larger than 15x10 for most of the day until they can be let out to the "exercise" pens, where the cats generally lazed around or paced the sides of the pens. The petting zoo was the most fun I had all day, but there were still too many goats that were kept in a pen together. The llamas (perhaps alpacas? There wasn't a sign) were kept with emus in a 5x20 ft pen, and they didn't seem happy. And I guess that's the real thing: none of the animals seemed happy. Monkeys were beating on the sides of cages to be let out, something that I've never seen at a zoo, cats paced the sides of pens over and over, and the bears just pace and sway from side to side. I think it's great that they rescue these animals, but at what cost? Is this a form of well intentioned torture? I can't say. But I can say that I will never return to the Big Cat Habitat again. I arrived feeling excited and elated to see such beautiful creatures, only to leave depressed for these animals.

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  • Beautiful family place to visit. Rescued exotic animals that are given a habitat and a new lease on life. Some are endangered in the wild. Hear why this is, why these animals were abandoned and how they are rewarded for the little show they give you. It is as easy to train a big cat as training your collie. But don't try training a white tiger on your own.

  • A hidden gem in Sarasota. Amazing volunteers, great free shows. A great way to educate people about the different​ animals they provide with forever homes. Has a small (free) petting zoo where you can pay $1 to feed the animals. Also, you can pay to feed the bears, the tigers and lions. You can tell that the owners of the sanctuary and the volunteers love the animals very much and want to care for them as well as possible. You can visibly see the progress they are trying to make to the habitats to make them nicer and larger for the animals (was in the process of adding pools to each of the bear exhibits when we visited). Considering that it's family and volunteer run and donation paid for, it's pretty amazing.

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