|Kay and Clayton Rosarie|
SARASOTA – The Big Cat Habitat will be open December 31 from 12:30-4:00 p.m. to give families an extra chance to take in the unique experience while students are on break from school. A special educational animal demonstration begins at 1:30 p.m. Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a nonprofit safe haven for big cats, bears and other animals in need. Donations are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.
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 or by calling 941-371-6377.