Take a walk on the wild side at the Big Cat Habitat.
You can buy tickets in advance online at www.BigCatHabitat.org. The Rosaire property is located at 7101 Palmer Blvd, one mile east of the interstate; you can take either Bee Ridge or Fruitville to get to Palmer, and the Habitat is just past all the current work being done on the Celery Fields project. Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite.
All photos by Ian Dean.
New baby chimp Chance with mom Pamela Rosaire-Zoppe.
Chester the pig pushes a baby carriage.
Big cats at work.
And taking it easy.
A bit of a stretch.