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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 371-6377
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Ranked #21 of 89 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Zoos
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My family has been to the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary several times. We really enjoy that this place and like to bring out of town visitors to see these animals up close - better than the zoo. They host various events throughout the year. Run by concerned and caring people. Support them. Love this place. Even a... More

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Lots of exotic big cats to meet and greet. What a great show they put on here! Bless these lucky cats, to be rescued and to come here! I try to visit at least once every time I come to Florida.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place get you very close to the animals. They are very well cared for. It seems that many of the negative reviews are politically motivated. The big cats live in large enough enclosures and rotate through large areas for exercise. You can feed the Bears and the big cats. This is the best petting zoo I've ever seen. Many... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the animals are very well treated but need much bigger spaces to live in. these are lions and tigers not house cats. but they did have interactive toys and good food and loving care. so a mixed review.

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Sarasota, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Family members have been raving about this place for a couple of years. Finally took the grandkids. They loved it. All they could talk about!! Aside from the collection of birds & animals & a show. This place is operated by a caring family as an expression of their passion for living creatures of all kinds. They even have big... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a wonderful place. The staff is great and answered any questions I had about the animals. Yes these animals are in cages but are kept well. This place is doing a great job and giving these animals a place to live out the rest of their lives. I really enjoyed feeding them and never have I been able to... More

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I used a Groupon and brought my parents and a friend. We had a great time. They have a show that starts at 2pm and lasts about an hour. You get to meet some of the animals and learn a lot about their habitat and their habits. It is very educational and fun. You can get pretty close to the... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We got to the park around 12:30 pm. This gave us plenty of time to walk around the park. We entered the show and had great seats. All seats are good. The animals in the show were amazing, some of them only having been in the rescue a few weeks. These people really love their animals and it shows. After... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place for visit with family and do appreciate those poor great animals!!!! Also your attraction fee is tax deduction, because consider donation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Good show. Very nice 2-3 hour outing. The animals are set free in intervals when the park is closed and are well taken care of. Staff is excellent.

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