$29 for Visit for Four to Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary (Up to $60 Value) 

Sarasota

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In a Nutshell

Lions, tigers, bears, ligers, birds, lemurs, tortoises, primates, and a petting zoo await visitors at this wildlife sanctuary

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 30th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability and weather conditions. Call ahead on habitat hours or check website before attending. Not valid for for special events or fundraisers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Animal habitats make it possible for people to see how animals interact with their environments and for animals to see how people interact with their weird, hairless babies. Witness the wonders of nature with this Groupon.

$29 for Admission for Four (Up to $60 Value)

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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Whether furry, feathered, scaly, or smooth-skinned, the residents of Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, a 501c3 non-profit, are all family. Founder Kay Rosaire is an eighth-generation animal trainer, and her father, Derrick Rosaire Sr., trained both Tony the Wonder Horse and Gentle Ben, the bear from the show of the same name.

Along with their human relatives, the Rosaires preside over a household of more than a 100 animals, including tigers, lions, ligers, lemurs, tortoises, camels, llamas, and zebras. A petting zoo is available for children. With their nonprofit wildlife sanctuary, the Rosaires hope to educate the public about the importance of habitat preservation and to help foster an appreciation for these animals.

They do this with guided tours and training sessions, which allow visitors to watch the big cats respond to verbal commands from the trainers and receive a tasty treat in return. Training takes place in the cooler months, which ensures the animals don’t overheat and the snow cone treats they are rewarded with stay frozen. Guided tours of the facility are scheduled year-round.


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94% of 194 customers

  • “Amazing place, friendly people, and awesome animals”

  • “Excellent opportunity to see the animals up close wait til it is cooler to see training sessions”

  • “Wonderful place! Truly a labor of love - the owner and caretaker has poured her heart and soul into this place - these animals are well loved.”

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    Sarasota

    7101 Palmer Blvd

    Sarasota, Florida 34240

    941-371-6377

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