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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

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Address: 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232
Phone Number: (941) 371-6377
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Went here with my sister, her kids-son (14) and daughter (11). We got there just in time for the 2 PM show they were having. Show had an Animal Show with Trainers...Show with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Hicksville, New York
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Hicksville, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Went here with my sister, her kids-son (14) and daughter (11). We got there just in time for the 2 PM show they were having. Show had an Animal Show with Trainers...Show with Chimpanzee, Birds, and Tiger doing tricks...and some even made us laugh. After we walked around....there were other animals on display...Lemurs, Ostriches, Peacocks, and more. You could even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I went here on a Thursday and it was the best place to see Lions, Tigers, and Bears. You get up close and personal with them. The show is amazing. A must see. I suggest everyone should go see it. Had such a blast.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent 3+ hours here. The kids loved to see all the different animals, as well as the petting zoo. The bird show and the show with the big cats were fun and informative. I'd recommend this place for anyone who wants to see numerous different animals up close

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Big Cat Habitat is an animal rescue facility and a sanctuary for animals that have been owned by people who did not realize the responsibility of owning a "wild animal". They explain the problems and offer a place for these animals. They take exceptional care of the animals they have and provide a safe environment for them,

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Sarasota, Florida
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72 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Good place to see lots of large cats and other critters. Well taken care of, but sad to see them in such relatively small enclosures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A small zoo run by a few sisters its a piece of paradise within Sarasota. Great place to take the grand kids.

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Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a wonderful time here with our family. The variety of animals is great and these folks obviously have the animal's best interest at heart. We will definitely be back!!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was a a place I really wanted to visit while in FLorida and was not disappointed. The big cat show/demonstration was wonderful. When you learn the background of the folks who run the facility and that they have spent their entire lives working for the human treatment of animals in captivity you have to be inspired. It is not... More 

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place should be the #1 Sarasota attraction. My fiance and I have come here once a year for the past 3 years. It is great for young kids, retired grandparents, and everyone in between! They continue to grow and add new habitats/enclosures for the animals. It's rare to find a place where you can get this close to animals.... More 

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cedar mi
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was a great find, $15 per person & they pass the hat at the show but it's so worth it. We took our 16 yr old grandson & he enjoyed it too. These people take in unusual animals & it's their ";forever" home til they die. A very worthwhile organization and the owner stresses responsible pet ownership

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