October Schedule as we do fall preparations. We are an outdoor attraction, and Florida weather is unpredictable. If the weather is questionable, please confirm we are open before traveling any distance. November hours – Mon-Sun 12:00-4:00.
1:00 pm · Parrots in Paradise
Amazing parrots displaying intelligence and strength in this 20 minute educational talk.
2:00 pm · Big Cat Encounter
An up close and personal talk, featuring the incredible intelligence and agility of big cats. (Daily guest appearance by Chance the Chimpanzee)
Shows are FREE with admission and subject to change.
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is an ever-growing large-animal rescue in eastern Sarasota County. Founded in 1987 by Kay Rosaire, the nonprofit sanctuary is a permanent home for dozens of exotic animals, offers placement for animals in need, and works to educate the public about animal care and conservation.
Big Cat Habitat is a labor of love, with all income generated by admission going to the feeding and care of the animals. We always need more help.
We have an extensive list of items the Sanctuary needs.
The animals get comfort and benefit, and YOU GET A TAX BREAKView List
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