Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
Kay Rosaire is one of the most loved and respected animal trainers in the world. She is an 8th generation animal trainer, from one of England’s most respected families of animal trainers.
When Kay was 14, her family moved from England to the town of Waterford, PA. Kay started her own horse riding academy, and with a team of over 50 horses, taught hundreds of kids and adults the art and skills of horsemanship.
Kay’s love of big cats began when she was given the opportunity to care for the second Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion.
Kay is retired from the entertainment industry and dedicates herself full time to the rescue of big cats and other exotic animals in need of a safe and permanent home. She continues to educate visitors at the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary as to the plight of these magnificent animals in the wild, addressing subjects such as conservation and habitat preservation. Kay has spoken at two big cat symposiums for the United States Department of Agriculture and is a recognized expert in animal husbandry pertaining to lions and tigers. You may have seen Kay on the Family Channel, the Oxygen Channel, A&E, in the New York Times and other forms of media. Kay has won numerous awards, and the Rosaire Family is inductees into the prestigious St. Armand’s Circle Ring of Fame.