Children 12 and under will be admitted free with a donation of nonperishable food items for All Faiths Food Bank. The event is kid-friendly (not scary) with
food, games, prizes, and a pumpkin toss for the bears and big cats.
SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 13, 2014 – Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is hosting its annual kid-friendly Wild-O-Ween Festival, which is exciting without being scary, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2, from 12 until 5 p.m. Children 12 and under will be admitted free with a donation of nonperishable food items for All Faiths Food Bank.
Family fun includes visiting with the Habitat’s exotic and other animals, petting zoo, music, children’s costume contest, games, prizes, and photos with a white tiger. Attendees may bring small pumpkins to toss to the bears (they’ll eat them) and the big cats (they’ll play with them). Admission for adults is $15, and regular admission for children 12 and under is $7. Parking free.
While food donations go to the food bank, all proceeds of Wild-O-Ween, along with Big Cat Habitat’s regular tours, demonstrations and special events, are used to feed and care for the exotic animals, wildlife, and other animals that can’t go to a regular shelter. Any animal that comes to Big Cat Habitat is given a permanent home for life. For more information see www.BigCatHabitat.org or call 941-371-6377.
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 that is supported solely through charitable contributions and admission fees. 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 www.BigCatHabitat.org, connecting on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BigCatHabitat or by calling 941-371-6377.