The Big Cat Sanctuary


Protection is our passion.

The Big Cat Sanctuary

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


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

The peace and tranquillity of the site provide 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.

The Big Cat Sanctuary was the vision of Peter Sampson and the Sampson family; great credit should be given to them for their enthusiasm and determination to bring this project alive and recognition of their enduring support and enthusiasm for the charity.

History

Vision & Mission Statements

Our Vision
  1. To assist in the conservation of the world’s endangered  big cats

  2. To preserve breeding integrity

  3. To assist the return of big cats to the wild wherever possible

Our Mission Statement

To be recognised and respected as being a centre of excellence for endangered big cats.

Achieving the Mission

The Big Cat Sanctuary will achieve its mission by:


  • Providing a research base for people interested in the study of big cats in captivity.
  • Delivering an education programme that promotes the importance of bio-diversity and the role of the top predators to all our visitors.