Children will have a safe and up-close experience with the big cats and other animals while trick-or-treating through the habitat. A costume contest, face painting, pony rides and much more are planned.
SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2019 – Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is hosting a kid friendly Wild-O-Ween Halloween weekend Oct. 26 and 27, including contests, wild animal encounter shows, face painting and trick-or-treating throughout the Habitat. The events will be held during normal daily admission times, 12 to 4 p.m., for the regular admission prices of $18 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets may be purchased at https://bigcathabitat.org,https://www.facebook.com/BigCatHabitat/ and at the door.
Special events include costume and mummy wrapping contests, rubber duckies, pony rides and wild animal encounter shows. Children also can participate in pumpkin bowling and watch the big cats and bears go wild over their fall enrichment treats. Refreshments are available and parking is free. The arena schedule includes a 1 p.m. reptile review show, 1:30 p.m. mummy-wrapping contest, 2 p.m. wild animal encounters show and 3 p.m. kids costume contest.
About Big Cat Habitat:
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 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 and the importance of the human/animal bond. It is located at 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota 34240. More information is available at www.BigCatHabitat.org, by calling 941-371-6377, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BigCatHabitat.