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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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Big Cat Habitat

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I finally went to Big Cat Habitat after in living in Sarasota for 20 years!! I took my 8 year old niece, my sister and my 81 year old pop..... WE ALL HAD A FABULOUS TIME!!! I was really so impressed by how clean it all was. It was organized, entertaining, educational and I got to pet the animals too!!!... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is not a zoo or theme park. It is a true animal sanctuary run by a family who has devoted their lives to animals. They take in any big cat or large animal who is in danger of being put down because they are no longer 'useful' to a circus or zoo. They take care of this animals for... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was really good experience for our kids. They loved it. This place more than just a regular zoo, you can see all animals very close and feed them. Definitely worth time and money.

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