I’m down in Florida this week (nice vacation here for the holidays, eh?) and I
begged dragged my mom + sister to a really cool place called Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota, FL. First, I should point out- it’s not a circus. It’s a sanctuary that rescues lions, tigers, ligers, bears, and other exotic wildlife (that need a permanent home). And even better- it’s a nonprofit run by Kay Rosaires and her son (Clayton) and her daughter <– so cool it’s the entire family! I’ll be honest- I showed up just wanting to be impressed by seeing a lion up close- but this place is much more than that (it’s an educational experience).
While we were there- we were lucky enough to walk over when a few of the lions were “talking to each other”. This is crazy to hear IRL! Watch and listen.
From left to right (below) that’s a tiger, liger, and a lion!
I was amazed at how gorgeous the tigers were up close…