Adoptions are an ideal way of helping save some of the rarest cats in the world, whether it be the smallest wild cat, the Sri Lankan rusty spotted cat, the rarest of all big cats, the Amur leopard or the largest of big cats, the magnificent Amur tiger.
Adopting helps with the cats husbandry, including food and veterinary care when required.
As an adopter you are able to visit on one of the Supporters Afternoons run throughout the year, (one visit per 12 month adoption period); where you will be able to tour our site at your leisure, enjoy talks from the keepers followed by light refreshments. There is also the opportunity of bringing up to 4 guests for a suggested donation of £25 each.
Jack came to WHF, The Big Cat Sanctuary from Olmense Zoo, in Belgium, at only ten months old and without a name. It was a very cold winters day, leading to the name Jack (Frost!)
Being away from both his home and his mum, Jack took a while to settle in; initially he was very hesitant to come out of the comfort of his bedroom. With some coaxing by keepers, he is now relatively confident and will often take part in photographic days.
Despite the species typically favouring wet habitat, Jack is not a fan of the rain and will rarely be seen on wet days!
At present he is the only Jungle cat within a zoological collection in the UK. Hopefully in the future, expansion will allow us to bring in a companion for breeding purposes.