Big Cat Habitat Offers Special During Spring Break

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Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is giving parents who are looking for things to do in the Sarasota area a break by admitting one child at no charge during schools’ spring break. Visitors can see lions, tigers and other exotic animals up close and enjoy a petting zoo as well as an educational and fun animal demonstration.

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary

Big Cat Habitat, a nonprofit safe haven for big cats, bears, primates and other animals in need, is giving parents a break during Sarasota and Manatee county schools’ spring break by letting one child age 12 or younger in at no charge when accompanied by a parent from Saturday, Mar. 9, through Sunday, Mar. 17.

Daily hours at the Habitat are 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. for parents looking for fun family things to do in Sarasota. Visitors can see exotic animals like lions and tigers along with other animals at the sanctuary. There also is a petting zoo, which includes goats and emus. A fun and educational animal demonstration will be held daily at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for additional children 12 and under.

Refreshments also are available. For more information and to check daily hours before visiting, see http://www.BigCatHabitat.org/calendar or call 941-371-6377.

Funds raised support the Habitat’s big cats, bears and other animals. Big Cat Habitat educates the public about the importance of habitat preservation and works to promote appreciation for the animals. Kay Rosaire, who founded Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, has more than 30 years of experience working with, and caring for, exotic animals. She began rescuing big cats in 1987.

About Big Cat Habitat:
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a nonprofit safe haven for big cats, bears and other animals in need. The sanctuary was founded by Kay Rosaire, who has more than 30 years of experience working with, and caring for, exotic animals and who began rescuing big cats in 1987. Big Cat Habitat provides education to the public to foster appreciation for the animals and to impart the importance of habitat preservation. It is located at 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. More information is available at http://www.BigCatHabitat.org or by calling 941-371-6377.

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