#Big Cat Support Fund

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Thursday 26th November we are sad to confirm that The Big Cat Sanctuary will be temporarily closed for experiences until the 19th December. For any enquiries please email [email protected] Thank you and stay safe.

Welcome to the big cat sanctuary

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Meet Mary: An Orphan Sun Bear

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Meet Mary: An Orphan Sun Bear

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About The Big Cat Sanctuary

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The Big Cat Sanctuary is set in the heart of the countryside at Smarden, in Kent.


The peace and tranquillity of the site provides a sanctuary and excellent conditions for the successful breeding of the beautiful, yet endangered cats both large and small within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

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