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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

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7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
+1 941-371-6377
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A real Habitat for endangered animals

This ex-circus family are doing a wonderful job, in fact a life time passion, caring for these... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy M
Great experance for anyone interested wild animals

Have visited a number of times over the years. They have expanded, added attractions yet it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
scuffydog
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Bradenton, Florida
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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary provides a sanctuary "for life" for the exotic animals currently calling the sanctuary home. Our goal is to create habitats that mimic native environments and are complete with a staff that can provide daily behavioral, sensory, and manipulative enrichment which is the basis for a happy healthy animal in captivity. As we grow and open our habitat to more rescues we will provide the same excellent care while educating the public.
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible2%
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“petting zoo” (100 reviews)
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7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240-9407
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+1 941-371-6377
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ex-circus family are doing a wonderful job, in fact a life time passion, caring for these beautiful animals. Lovely place to spend the day, and we should all support their fundraisers.

1  Thank Wendy M
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited a number of times over the years. They have expanded, added attractions yet it is still an educational experience for all that visit. The family that runs this sanctuary are true animal lovers and its it totally shows. This is not a zoo,...More

2  Thank scuffydog
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 3 year old Grandson and he loved it. He got to feed the bears. We went in August and it was hooter then heck. You can walk along covered side walk where they house all tigers and Mia the liger. They have...More

2  Thank dclancy
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our 3 and 4 year olds here and they had a wonderful time. Saw the show, spent time in the petting zoo, and fed the lions steak on a stick - big fun and they did not want to leave.

1  Thank Bill A
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this to any animal lover. They take in animals from all over and the cats are amazing. The ligor half tiger half lion was incredible.

2  Thank Michael O
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I took my daughter 11yrs old and her friend 11yrs old today on Veterans Day for my daughter‘s 11th birthday. We had an amazing time. It’s like visiting the zoo on a smaller scale. Everybody was super nice and definitely would love...More

1  Thank Carey L
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking is pretty good here, and the show takes place in large "circus style" tent. They have a mix of lions, tigers and a "liger" which is a mix of lion and tiger. The big cat guy came out and put the cats through their...More

2  Thank EDWARDL782
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We visited today and were very impressed with the big cats and many other types of animals to look at. Habitats were very nice for all the animals. The shows were great and everyone was very knowledgeable. They were very clear that all the animals...More

2  Thank gummamamma
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a hidden gem - The passion they have for rescuing these animals is amazing. Great shows at 1pm and 2pm. Will be recommending and coming back

1  Thank Alexis P
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We loved all the big cats, bears, birds and so many more animals. We really liked the shows, especially the chimp. He was such a blast to watch. The waving bear just inside the entrance was a lot of fun too. The family who owns...More

2  Thank Cyndi L
BigCat I, Public Relations Manager at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and support, caring for the animals is our number one priority and it means a lot when we can share our love for the animals with our guests! We hope to see you back soon!

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Mary Ann L
27 May 2017|
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Response from Shawn B | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are $18 & child $8.
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Nicaragua_12
25 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.
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Jerry B
17 April 2017|
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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
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