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  • Wednesday–Sunday: 12:00–4:00pm
  • Monday–Tuesday: Closed

Location: 7101 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240

About Us

Big Cat Habitat Conservation and Education Center is a diverse zoological park located just minutes from historic downtown Sarasota and the pristine beaches! Sitting on 20+ acres we welcome over 50k guests to visit, encounter, experience, and fall in love with over 350 animals spanning more than 60 different species. 

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Join us for one of our favorite events of the year our beautiful Mother's Day Brunch & Big Cats on Sunday, May 12th! Breathe through an amazing yoga flow guided by Erika with Feather and Stone Yoga followed by a deliciously crafted brunch catered by Clean Plate Club SRQ.

Meet Our Animals

Today at the Park

Petting Zoo

12:00pm–4:00pm

FREE

Our charming petting zoo area is a delight for the young and old. Meet and greet with cute and cuddly goats, a tortoise and more. Patrons are encouraged to get up close and personal with our petting zoo animals, as they enjoy the gentle attention and praise.

Bear Feeding

$3 for 1 / $5 for 2

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feed one of our bears a delicious treat! This unique animal enrichment opportunity is a guest (and bear) favorite!

Big Cat Feeding

$5 for 1 / $8 for 2

Are you ready for a wild experience!? Big Cat Habitat offers the unique opportunity to feed a big cat a delicious treat! This unique animal enrichment opportunity is a guest (and big cat) favorite!

Pony Rides

$5 per ride

Pony rides are available for small children every day. *Pony rides are subject to change without notice

Birds of Paradise

1:00pm–1:20pm

FREE

Birds of Paradise is a live animal presentation showcasing the intelligence and athleticism of a variety of exotic birds including: macaw, cockatoos and more! This squack-tasitc presentation takes place in our air-conditioned building.

Variety Animal Adventure

2:00pm–2:45pm

FREE

Variety Animal Adventure is a wild presentation filled with a variety of exotic animals strutting their talents while you learn amazing animal facts! Enjoy this unique and live animal adventure in our air-conditioned building.