We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 371-6377
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #25 of 85 attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
89 visitor photos
Write a Review

215 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    118
    49
    27
    6
    15
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fancy Gap
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We loved this place, we were engaged for 4 hours. Animals were well cared for and you were able to see them up close. The show was fabulous.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shreveport, Louisiana
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
62 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice show, very informative. Animals seemed to be well taken care of and fed. Nice enclosures. The highlight of my trip was getting to see the tigers and lions which you don't get to see everyday. They also had some bears different variants such as brown and grizzly, also had a petting zoo with goats for the young ones, they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We visited today. What a great place! There are so many animals that are extremely well cared for. The animals (especially the monkeys) get so excited when the owners come near their enclosures. It's so fun to watch. Be sure to get there early for the show. The show lasted almost 90 minutes and it was fantastic. We all really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sun City Center, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

if you want to entrance your grandchildren, and help preserve endangered wildlife at the same time, here's the place to go! To add to that,active duty military and their dependents enter free. Children can feed natural food to everything from common barn animals to exotic ostriches, view multiple worldwide species of bears, tigers, and lions - even a rare LIGER... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ottawa, ON
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Lots if animals to see, lions, tigers, zebras, camels, bears, birds, monkeys and lots of goats for the kids to feed and play with, literally they get to go in with all the young ones and play. Super friendly and very kind people work here, my kids enjoyed the sights without the busy atmosphere of large scale zoos. Good bang... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you love any animal its beautiful to see, feel and breathe them so close to you. I highly recommend visiting many times because animals are full of great surprises!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
East Lansing, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I am not a big zoo fan, and I am not interested in animals trained to do tricks and used for human entertainment (like circuses). I just feel that animals should be left in their own habitats and protected in their own habitats, although I realize that there is a need for education and special protection of certain species. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Buffalo, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Our extended family has been finding relief from winter weather in the Siesta Key/Sarasota area for decades and only this year stumbled upon this hidden gem! The Big Cat Habitat is a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, monkeys and other animals in need. Most of their animals come from well-intended owners who quickly come to realize caring for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Siesta Key, Florida
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is the real deal, and an awesome experience for kids and adults alike. The animals are rescued, not captured for display creatures, and they are varied, sometimes rare, and all magnificent. There are lions, tigers, chimps, ligers, marmosets, llamas, emus, goats, peacocks, lemurs, camels, and a host of others. For a $1 donation, you can get a cup... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
sarasota FL
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
48 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The animals are beautiful. I hate seeing them in cages, but it is better than they would have had before. I am not one for "shows" as I don't like to see animals do tricks, but I did enjoy the housecats. I give this a two thumbs up for seeing exotic lions, tigers and bears.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary also viewed

 

Been to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing