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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Address: 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232
Phone Number: (941) 371-6377
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Burlington, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I love anything to do with animals and animal sanctuaries. These big cats are beautiful. They have a show every afternoon and it is very informative and fun. Great for kids. They have a lot of big cats and also some bears. They also have smaller animals and birds. You can feed some birds and baby goats. You can even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A great experience for the whole family. The kids will love it because you are up close to the big cats. Many other big animals and you do not feel that you are at a zoo. Great circus performance also.

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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This a clean, interesting venue. The Rosarie's are a very compassionate, caring family. The animals at their habitat are well taken care of. A very entertaining show plus lots of animals to visit.

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Florida, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It has been a while since I visited, can't wait to go back! Big Cat Habitat is a wonderful facility with gorgeous, well taken care of animals with a knowledgeable caring staff. I fully enjoyed my time at the facility and learned a lot! The facility is maintained very well and they have some great volunteers working there and keep... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I can't wait to go back. This little place greatly exceeded my expectations. I was surprised at the different animals. Lions, tigers, bears, ligers, llamas, birds, camels, zebra, kangaroo, goats, monkeys.... All of the volunteers were very knowledgeable about the animals they were with. There was a parrot show and then a "training session" with a dog, a chimpanzee, a... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I were very pleased to see how exceptionally well maintained the habitat was, especially for a non government supported facility. The volunteers were great, the place was clean (as mentioned) and the animals seemed content and well treated. The show was great. Kids of all ages will love it. I especially enjoyed the little dog act and... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a great little Sanctuary. We were surprised to see the diversity of the animals. Great care is given to cats and other creatures. Very knowledgeable guides a just a very pleasant experience. Thanks!

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were so impressed with how healthy and happy the wild animals were. The facilities are clean and very spacious. Many of the volunteer employees have been there for years. Truly a labor of love for these great people.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A great place to take animal lovers when visiting from out of town. This is a hidden gem hidden east of Interstate 75. Nothing fancy here but the trainers and staff go all out to entertain.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

not terribly impressed with the facility upon entry and seeing the animals in quite small enclosures gave us some concerns. However on asking a member of staff was told that the wild cats have access to a large enclosure but not at the same time due to fights between the cats. Waited for the show got good seats and the... More

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