Big Cat Habitat’s big cat show — Animal Extravaganza — is back for the 2013 season. Your ticket helps support the animal sanctuary’s efforts, but you’ll get a lot for your good deed. Before the show you can feed and pet animals; ride elephants, camels and ponies; and gape at the sanctuary’s beautiful inhabitants. Then the seasoned animal trainers associated with the Habitat put on nearly two hours of entertaining animal antics, with you sitting mere feet away from some ferocious (but cuddly) creatures.
1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota; $18 for adults, $7 for kids; bigcathabitat.org.