A Safe Place

White TigerWe offer a safe place for big cats and many other animals. We are a safe haven for animals! read more...


Come see the tigers!Meet our tigers...we have many healthy and happy tigers you can come visit. Meet all of our tigers!


Lions SarasotaThe Big Cat Habitat cares for many lions. They have a safe place for life and we invite you to come see them anytime! Meet our lions!

Other Animals

Beautiful Birds in SarasotaWe have many other beautiful animals at the Big Cat- bears, chimps, a petting zoo, birds and much more! Read more...

Our Pledge is to Love, Respect and Provide Sanctuary for Life!

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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary - A Safe Place for All Animals

We ask everyone to do their part to save big cats throughout the world. _______________________________________________________________________

In September we are open on Friday and Saturday 12:00PM-4:00PM.

Gates open at 12:00pm. We close at 4:00pm.

Bird show at 1:15 and demonstration in air conditioned arena is a 2pm daily.

Admission $15 for adults and $7 for kids. All parking is FREE!!

Come help us raise money to support the animals all year long!


Learn About Big Cat Habitat!

We are a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and other animals in need. The Big Cat Habitat was founded by Kay Rosaire who has more than 30 years of experience working with and caring for exotic animals. Our goal is to educate the public by fostering appreciation for animals and stressing the importance of habitat preservation.

You Can Visit the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

You can come visit us and learn more about the animals we take in. More importantly you will be able to see all the beautiful animals and see what truly caring for these amazing creatures means. There are many ways to visit:

You can call us at 941-371-6377 to learn more about visiting us.

The Rosaire’s have long been noted for rescuing and offering a safe haven at their sanctuary, the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, a 501©(3) Non-Profit Organizations that take in mistreated and unwanted animals.