Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Big Cat Habitat.. Lions and Tigers OH MY!

Mia in the middle, Clayton the lion and I can't remember the white tiger name
                                              A mewment like this is just “claw-some” 

We visited The Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota. It is so much more than big cats. It is a Rescue for Wild Animals and is supported by donations. Please visit the link. there are videos and lots of wonderful photos. Unlike my feeble attempts shooting through the wires.

If you are local, I would suggest a visit.. Fun and educational. If you love animals, don't miss it.


To meet a few of the cats click here... Big Cats  the Show was a blast and my face hurt when we left  because of smiling the whole time.
This is a rescue sanctuary  only and NOT a Zoo.. it is only open a few hours a week in order to raise funds to feed the rescue animals.

None of their animals can be released into the wild, they were pets that were abused or given up because wild animals should never be kept as pets.

Big Cat Habitat offers life-long sanctuary supported by income from the demonstrations and from donations.

From Big Cat Habitat Web site. Liger on left, Lion on right

19 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

One can sort of really look at them and the wires just disappear. My favorite is the beautiful white tiger. Wonder why they don't allow videos?

Weekend-Windup said...

It would have been a wonderful time for you. I love to visit different animals. They make me to feelgood.

jandi said...

it is sad that people keep these beasts as pets and then dump them when they get too big/vicious... we have a big problem with people keeping exotic pets and then abandoning them when they act the way they are supposed to.

Mildred said...

So very thankful for a sanctuary like this. They are gorgeous.

Jo said...

I agree with Jandi. People get these animals as cute cubs and then abandon them when they can't handle their size and wildness anymore. Great that they 're in this sanctuary.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad these animals have a home in this sanctuary. I would like to visit if I am ever in the area. Thanks for sharing your visit. Have a happy day!

TexWisGirl said...

so glad for these places to counteract man's stupidity and selfishness.

Linda P said...

The sanctuary is doing a good job It's quite a challenge to keep large wild animals that have been rescued from unsuitable conditions so I'm glad that the organisers get the support they deserve. Fascinating photos of these magnificent animals Sandra.

Madi and Mom said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY WORD...I AM SPEECHLESS...SANDRA WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO SPEND A DAY.

ABOUT 6 OR 7 YEARS AGO A BIG CAT RESCUE FROM FLORIDA WAS AT OUR STATE FAIR...THEY TOO WERE RAISING FUNDS FOR THE FACILITY. WE WENT TO THE EXHIBITION WE WERE AWE STRUCK BY THEIR BEAUTY AND THE LOVE THEY REC'D. I WONDER IF IT IS THE SAME ORGANIZATION
HUGS CECILIA

photowannabe said...

I'm glad there is a place for the rescue of these magnificient creatures.
After seeing the lions in Kenya and their freedom, it is now far more important to get those beasts into a safe place.
thanks for the comment about perspective.
I will certainly try to do more.

Denise inVA said...

These beautiful animals, aren't they magnicient? So glad they can be taken care of when it won't be possible to reintroduce them back into the wild. That in itself is sad enough but at least they have a decent home now.

Ann said...

oh how fun. Such beautiful creatures. I was under the impression that it was illegal to have a wild animal like that as a pet so it's better that they are in a place like this anyway.

Mevely317 said...

Oh, I had no idea such a place existed!
My heart strings are running amok right now. :)
God bless those men and women who share their hearts and their talent. Oh yeah, and open their pocket-books wide.

I'd love to volunteer there!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How nice of them.

Lois said...

They are beautiful animals. I'm so glad there is a place like this for them after what they have been through.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That looks like a fascinating place to visit.

Gail said...

I can't imagine people thinking they could take such beautiful animals as "pets". Sad.

Ida said...

What an awesome place. I love "Big Cats" (little ones too) and am so happy to know there are places like this that give these animals a fighting chance to live a good life even though it's not the one they were meant to live in the wild.

Breathtaking said...

Now I'm seeing this post, I realize that it is a Rehabilitation Centre and not a zoo. They do such wonderful work in rescuing these magnificent animals, and it is heart warming to know that these beautiful big cats are now living in a sanctuary, where they will be cared for all their lives.