TIGERS

BCH Fun Fact: A tiger’s stripes are as unique as our fingerprints, no two tigers have the same pattern!

LIONS

BCH Fun Fact: Lions communicate in many different ways using sounds like roars, grunts, moans, growls, snarls, purrs, hums, puffs and woofs, as well as body language! A lion’s roar can be heard from as far as FIVE miles (eight kilometers) away!

LIGERS & TIGONS

BCH Fun Fact: A liger is a hybrid, it is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. The opposite, a male tiger and a female lion is called a tigon.

BEARS

BCH Fun Fact: Brown bears have an average lifespan of 25 years in the wild, while in human care they have been recorded living up to 50 years!

PRIMATES

BCH Fun Fact: A ring-tailed lemur’s tail has alternating black and white bands that are longer than their bodies and can be up to 2 feet long!

BIRDS

BCH Fun Fact: Sun Conures, also known as Sun Parakeets, are monomorphic species, meaning that the males and females have similar physical characteristics.

PETTING ZOO

BCH Fun Fact: Goats have rectangular pupils, this unusual shape gives them a fuller range of vision, about 320-340 degrees in their periphery view.

ANIMAL AMBASSADORS

What is an animal ambassador?

An animal ambassador is an animal that helps raise awareness about their species and educate the public on species and habitat conservation.

Name: Barry White
Species: White Bengal Tiger

Name: Mia
Species: Liger

Name: Stormy
Species: Silver Fox

Name: Stella
Species: Two-Toed Sloth

Name: Walli
Species: American Alligator

Name: Coco
Species: Alpaca

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

Our animal encounters offer a personal, educational and interactive experience to our visitors. Encounters are available Wednesday through Sunday by reservation only. Please call our office at (941) 371-6377 for more information or to book your encounter!

SILVER FOX ENCOUNTER

LAVENDER FOX ENCOUNTER

TWO-TOED SLOTH ENCOUNTER

AGILE WALLABY ENCOUNTER

* Some animals are only available to meet through private encounters.*

VIRTUAL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

Looking for a way to add some excitement to your virtual video meetings? Celebrating a birthday at home but would still like to add a touch of wild? We are now offering virtual animal encounters! Available through reservation only! Please call our office at (941) 371-6377 for more information or to book your virtual animal encounter!

AVAILABLE ANIMALS

  • African Pygmy Goat Kid
  • Alpaca
  • Pony 
  • American Alligator
  • Sulcata Tortoise
  • Silver Fox
  • Lavender Fox Pup 
  • Two-Toed Sloth
  • Cougar Cub
  • And More!

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

We are now offering virtual field tips! Learn about animals, theirs habitats, diets and fun facts with one of Big Cat Habitat’s animal keepers! An educational and fun talk where you can ask questions and learn all about different animals here at Big Cat Habitat! There may even be surprise animal guests that join you on the learning adventure!

Our animals and their keepers are excited to share their animal knowledge with you all through this new virtual experience! For more information or to book your virtual field trip, please contact our office at (941)371-6377! 

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