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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 #22 of 88 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Zoos
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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Sarasota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is the closest you'll ever get to big cats and bears without being in the cage with them. The animals are all rescues of some sort and seem content. Be prepared to spend a few extra dollars so that you can feed the bears and the big cats. They also take up a collection during the show. I didn't... More

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Canton Michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This establishment provides a safe and clean environment for animals that are from a variety of backgrounds. The sign at the entrance clearly gives a great explanation of their history. Staff was available for questions. Even though it was a hot day, I was reminded how hot it would be in their native land. Plenty of water and stimulation as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great place for all ages! The staff were knowledgeable and available for help and questions. The animals were well cared for and obviously the staff do sincerely love their jobs and the animals. It was such a great show also. Highly recommended!

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Bixby, Oklahoma
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This place is awesome! Staff knowledgeable and ready to answer questions. My 5 and 7 year old girls loved it! Would recommend a visit. Animals seemed well taken care of and enclosures we clean. Facility was nice. Not sure about bad reviews. Maybe someone from competition is posting? Would go again in a heartbeat!

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our group ranged from ages 4 to 58....it was good for everyone but is not a place that I would visit a second time. The best part was the goats and llamas petting zoo. It was fun feeding them. Even though the bears and tigers looked in good health, it is sad to see them confined to such small cages.... More

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