The return to a full operating schedule allows increased admissions during season, which is an important source of funding, while maintaining safe social distance for visitors.
SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 20, 2020 – As seasonal visitors continue to arrive, Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary now is open five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays. This allows the number of admissions to increase while maintaining appropriate social distancing. Hours are 12 until 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and are available on site and online at https://bigcathabitat.org/tickets-2/.
The Habitat had been open Friday through Sunday, but the number of visitors has been increasing recently, said Kay Rosaire, Big Cat Habitat founder and executive director. “It’s important for us to be able to increase attendance. We care for 155 animals, and admissions are what allows us to do that,” Rosaire said. “At the same time, we wanted to keep daily admissions to a level that lets everyone maintain a safe social distance.”
All admissions to Big Cat Habitat support its mission to provide a safe, loving and permanent home for exotic and domestic animals in need. Big Cat Habitat also aims to educate guests about the importance of species preservation to ensure the survival of these magnificent animals for future generations and to keep alive the human-animal connection. More information is available at www.BigCatHabitat.org, by calling 941-371-6377, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BigCatHabitat.
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