The big cat sanctuary’s conservation vision


Nestled in Smarden, in the heart of the peaceful Kent countryside, The Big Cat Sanctuary is just that – a safe place that provides excellent conditions for the successful breeding of endangered cats both large and small, within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

The Sanctuary is set in 32 acres of grassland, and its vision is to assist in the conservation of the world’s endangered  big cats, to preserve breeding integrity and to assist the return of big cats to the wild wherever possible.




As a charity, they rely on fundraising and donations to help them grow and improve their welfare, breeding, education and conservation programmes – find out how you can help on their website: