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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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Grandkids love this place.

Our grandkids age 8 and 11 had a great time..really loved the different animals and the tiger show. They really enjoyed feeding the small goats and the pig race. Very reasonable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
dedebeach47
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our grandkids age 8 and 11 had a great time..really loved the different animals and the tiger show. They really enjoyed feeding the small goats and the pig race. Very reasonable price for what they do to save these animals.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Small non-profit rescue facility for big cats and other exotic animals. They put on a very informative and exciting show several times a day with their tigers, lions and the very rare liger. This is a family run facility and they do a great job with what they have.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited here on a whim because I love zoos and this was very close to where we were staying in Sarasota. Let me first say that the animals were amazing. There were many species of bears, a lot of tigers, a nice petting zoo, and the admission wasn't very expensive! However, when it was time for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The park was clean and animals seemed well kept. The show was a little long and he seemed a little "on-a-soapbox" feeling. But it's amazing to see the animals perform. Liger was incredible to see! The animals were up close and beautiful. Petting zoo had sweet little goats and chickens. Food was cheap and good.

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ORO STATION, ONTARIO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Best zoo or non zoo i have ever visited. Don't miss the show where the host gives a very good explaination of what he is doing. The show area is small so you should be seated early. The back elevated row is not very far from the cage. The front row is maybe 6 feet from the cage. Good humour... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Big cat habitat is a place for lovers of big cats. I visited several zoos in my life but I never saw lions, tigers and felines so close. We can for a few dollars to feed the lions. I heard for the first time a roaring lion and I can tell you that it is impressive. Visit the website for... More 

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ny
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting this place. Animals are at an easy viewing distance. Entertaining and educational. A place for people of all ages

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited on a cold day from out of town. I would definitely recommend this to others. This is a non-profit with a decent amount of animals. We got there when it opened and there was a line to get in ( a decent sign). For a fee we were able to feed a lion, tiger, and bear!!! Very good... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I'll start off by listing the pros about visiting this place.....it's a very affordable outing for families. The facility seemed clean & you're able to get very close to several animals (bears,monkeys,lions,tigers). The kids enjoyed the petting area,feeding the bear,tiger & lion. The show was packed & very entertaining. I would've paid the extra $5/seat for the VIP seating if... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The owners and staff are caring and knowledgeable. They have both fun events and educational sessions related to the animals that live there. They help animals that have been abused, abandoned or rescued from illegal purchases. They have been involved with large animals for many generations. This is one venue that is worth the time while in Sarasota.

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