Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary, Sarastoa, Florida

Day 2 of our weekend with Jana & Rick saw us visiting the nearby Big Cat Habitat & Gulf CoastSanctuary.  Just a few miles form Sun-n-Fun RV Resort (you can hear the lions roaring in the morning), we had free passes (thanks to the Florida Touism Bureau who, as we shared before, offer free passes to front-line hospitality staff, like us). Since each of us can get two free passes, the four of us went for free – always a good thing!

The  Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a non-profit home for big cats (lions, tigers, etc…), bears and other animals in need. This is where these animals live the rest of their lives after being performers, living in someone’s private home, from the circus, etc….  It is not a zoo, nor a circus itself, however the one hour show we saw was somewhat circus-like with a monkey who did tricks (training) and four big cats as the second act.

The premise of Big CatHabitat is good, no doubt.  It really wasn’t our thing, but it was nearby, the four of us all had some level of interest, and free (always good!)  Normal adult admission is $15 per person, free parking, and they are open Wednesday – Sunday, 12:30-4pm. 

Easy and affordable - no matter where you are! 

1 comment:

RV AJ said...

We were in sarasota for xmas and we decided to go to the aquarium instead of the cat sanctuary. I hope I make time for it next year.

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