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.
94% of 194 customers recommend
“Wear shoes u don't mind getting dirty”
“I was pleasantly surprised. Be sure to see the show. The animals are awesome!”
“Awesome place to visit! Bring cash to feed the bears, tigers and for the petting zoo. Great animal show as well! Highly recommended”
7101 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, Florida 34240