Free Admission to Local Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters & Their Immediate Families, June & July 2012

01/06/12 0 COMMENTS


 SARASOTA, Fla., June 1, 2012 – Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, a nonprofit safe haven for big cats, bears and other animals in need, is now on its summer schedule, and during June and July, will give free admission to local law enforcement officers, firefighters and their immediate families to thank them for their service.   Sunset Safaris will be held Wednesday through Sunday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. through October.  Visitors can have an up-close view of the exotic and other animals at the sanctuary with special exotic animal encounters daily.  Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.  Check for the most current information.

Sunset Safaris allow visitors to see the animals in the cooler hours when they are more active rather than during the hottest part of the day, said Kay Rosaire, president and founder of Big Cat Habitat.  No reservations are necessary, and parking is free.

Refreshments also are available.  More information and current schedules are available at or by calling 941-371-6377.

Memorial Day 2012 Weekend – Active Military & Immediate Family Get in Free

17/05/12 0 COMMENTS

The Big Cat Habitat wants to publicly recognize  our military and show our appreciation!

This Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 26-28th – All active military and their immediate families can come to see the animals and our special show for free. There is no admission (for military and immediate family).

Gates open at 12:30 We will have a special show everyday at 1:30 PM.

For more information call our information line (941) 371-6377 or contact us via email.

Again, we want to thank all of our Soldiers. We appreciate you and pray for your safety.

Starting in March 2012

24/02/12 0 COMMENTS

Starting March 2nd we will be offering a training demonstration on Friday’s and Saturdays at 1:30 PM. Gates open at 12:30 PM and close at 4:00 PM.

We are open 5 days a week – Wednesday through Sunday. Each day we open at 12:30 PM and close at 4:00 PM.

A Note From a Woman That Came to Visit

26/01/12 0 COMMENTS

Good Afternoon Mrs. Rosaire,

I recently took my daughter to the Big Cat Habitat Extravaganza. I can’t begin to tell you how much we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. From the moment we arrived to the last minute riding the Elephant! I work at the Ritz-Carlton as a concierge for the Residents who live here and I know that the hotel has always been involved with this wonderful organization and as a concierge I have had many people inquire about the facility. Now I can finally say how Wonderful it is and how great of a job you and your son have done organizing it. The show was spectacular, both of you are so funny and I can tell you really enjoy what you do and truly love those beautiful animals. We weren’t expecting to be so blown away. I have to tell you, I have already recommended the Big Cat Habitat to so many of my residents and guests here at the Ritz-Carlton. Thank you so much for providing a fantastic fun day for me and my daughter. We look forward to coming back soon!!

Leisha Weeks

Get Your Photo with Santa and Samson the White Tiger

15/12/11 0 COMMENTS

The Big Cat Habitat is open on December 23, 24, and 26th. We will be having a special holiday demo show each day at 1:30. After each show, for a fee, you can get your picture taken with Santa and Samson. See below for hours and times:

Christmas Weekend Shows

  • Friday – December 23rd – Gates open at 12:30, show at 1:30, close at 4PM
  • Saturday – December 24th – Gates open at 12:30, show at 1:30, close at 4PM
  • Monday – December 26th – Gates open at 12:30, show at 1:30, close at 4PM

After each show pictures with Santa and Samson the white tiger will be available for a fee.

New Years Weekend Shows

  • Friday – December 30th – Gates open at 12:30, show at 1:30, close at 4PM
  • Saturday – December 31st – Gates open at 12:30, show at 1:30, close at 4PM
  • Sunday – January 1st 2012! – Gates open at 12:30, show at 1:30, close at 4PM
  • Monday – January 2nd – Gates open at 12:30, show at 1:30, close at 4PM


Have You Checked Out the Big Cat Habitat Calendar?

10/05/11 0 COMMENTS

We have an online calendar that lets you know when we are open, what events we have and when we are closed for private parties. We suggest you review this calendar often before visiting to make sure you do not show up on a private party date.  You can visit our calendar here:

Mention Us to Beneva Flowers When Ordering Flowers For Mother’s Day

04/05/11 0 COMMENTS

If you mention us to Beneva Flowers when ordering gifts for Mother’s Day they give us a donation of 5% of the money you spend! In fact, they will give us 5% all year long, so please keep us in mind when ordering.

Thank you,

Big Cat Habitat

We are now open 5 days a week!

05/03/11 0 COMMENTS

On Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30-4:00pm you can come see the animals on our animal tour and visit the petting zoo.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the gates open at 12:30. You can take a tour of the animals. We also have an educational demo that starts at 1:30.

Our Night Extravaganza Shows Have Open Seats

19/02/11 0 COMMENTS

Our 2pm shows have been slammed with people and we know many people are upset when we must turn people away due to safety and the law. We want to tell everyone that our Friday and Saturday night shows at 6pm have not filled up yet. So if you want to come and avoid the large crowds come to our night shows.

Elephant at Big Cat Extravaganza this Weekend

19/02/11 0 COMMENTS

This weekend only there we have an elephant at our Extravaganza show. Come buy and see all the animals!

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