Watch Training


Come and see…

1:00pm – Bird Encounter
2:00pm – Big Cat Encounter
All inside our Air-Conditioned building.

Why We Train These Beautiful Creatures

We here at the Big Cat Habitat have found that the animals we work hands on with seem to live anywhere from 3-5 years longer than the animals we just give a home to. Whenever we take in an animal we observe their behavior and health, and see if they connect verbally with our trainers. If they seem interested we try to teach them behaviors which are all based on “Positive Reinforcement”!

If they take to the behavior they get the verbal reward along with a tasty treat of their liking. During our guided tours we have weekly (see calendar for scheduling) we also like to teach a variety of animals in front of the public so they can form their own opinions on how our system works. Our Training demos are free and we hope that in watching how we work with our animals you will see the love, devotion and dedication we have in making these animals lives worth living!

Directions:

From the north:

I-75 to Fruitville exit 210. East (left) to right at first light on Coburn. Go to the end. Left on Palmer Blvd. Short distance to green sign on left.

From the south:

I-75 to Bee Ridge exit 207. Left ramp to first right on Cattlemen. 2 miles to right on Palmer Blvd. One mile on left to green sign at the entrance.