Things to do in Sarasota! Big Cat Habitat

I am not typically a Zoo person but I do love animals! I recently went to the Big Cat Habitat this past weekend and I am still raving to all my friends. I personally have never been so close to Bears, Tigers, Lions, and they have a Liger.  All the animals are rescues meaning Big Cat does not purchase any of the animals.

They do offer several shows including a bird show and a Cat show.  The property also had a small area where kids can pet and feed several of the animals-Don't worry no Tigers in the petting zoo just; mainly goats and few others.  You can pay to feed the large cats which is pretty cool to watch! 

Thanks, Megan Siesta Key Concierge (Sarasota) 

Gates open at noon and close at 4:00 p.m. Bird show at 1 PM and animal demonstrations in the air-conditioned arena at 2 PM.

Admission fees: adults $18.00, children from 2 to 12 years old $8.00 (100% of the admission price goes towards the upkeep and care of Big Cat's animals). Parking is always free.

  • 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.