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BIG CAT BASH IS BACK!

Join us for a wild night in collaboration with Clipper Magazine & Local Flavor in celebration of “SRQ’s Best of” winners!

Live music, raffles, silent suction, food trucks and of course, LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS, OH MY!

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Friday, December 9th, 2022

6pm-10pm

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EVENT SPOTLIGHT

RESERVATIONS ARE OPEN!

Learn animal husbandry skills and training techniques from one of the best! Emma Hills will be leading this amazing workshop and she is excited to share her knowledge and guide you with interactive classrooms experiences!
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MORE UPCOMING EVENTS

WILD YOGA

Our Wild Yoga Program is starting back up! Below are the dates through the end of the year.

FOX YOGA | Sunday, Nov. 6th

LEMUR YOGA | Sunday, Nov. 6th

TWILIGHT LEMUR YOGA | Wednesday, Nov. 16th

FOX YOGA | Sunday, Dec. 4th

LEMUR YOGA | Sunday, Dec. 4th

TWILIGHT LEMUR YOGA | Wednesday, Dec. 14th

LEMUR YOGA | Saturday, Dec. 17th

To learn more about out WILD YOGA Program go to “WILD RENTALS” in the menu and scroll down to “WILD YOGA”!

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A MESSAGE FROM KAY ROSAIRE & THE BIG CAT HABITAT

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida has absolutely no affiliation or connection of any kind with Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. Due to the similarity in the facilities’ names, many people have confused our sanctuary with the Tampa facility owned by Carole Baskin.

Founded in 1987 by Kay Rosaire & family and becoming a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2005, Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota has become the safe, loving and permanent home of over 150 exotic and domestic animals. Our mission is to not only to provide the best animal care possible, but to preserve the human/animal connection in our world.

By working closely with all state and federal animal care and wildlife agencies and employing qualified animal care technicians we not only meet but exceed all animal care requirements and have a violation free record. We deeply appreciate your continuing support in our mission to help these animals in need.

YOU CAN HELP

GULF COAST SANCTUARY

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.

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