Jean-Éric Vergne becomes an Ambassador for The Big Cat Sanctuary

4th December 2019

We are delighted to announce that double ABB FIA Formula E Champion and DS TECHEETAH Driver, Jean-Éric Vergne has become an Ambassador for The Big Cat Sanctuary today on International Cheetah Day. The French driver, known by fans and friends as ‘JEV’, became a firm supporter of the sanctuary and its conservation work after visiting […]

DS Techeetah Goes Wild for BCS

26th November 2018

We have partnered up with DS TECHEETAH to help raise awareness and funds to focus on our vital work in the welfare, breeding, education and conservation of Big Cats around the globe. We are honoured to work with DS TECHEETAH and grateful for the support they will provide to our residents cats and their cousins […]

The House Crowd launches a Big Appeal for a Big Cat

10th August 2018

Maya the Jaguar appeared in the BBC’s 2018 documentary ‘Big Cats About the House’. If you saw it, you were almost certainly charmed by her – we certainly were at The House Crowd. But Maya can’t continue to live comfortably and grow happily in her current conditions. Despite the great efforts of everyone at the […]

Kent Charity Awards Finalists 2018

10th March 2018

The Big Cat Sanctuary is very proud to have been shortlisted again this year as finalists in the Kent Charity Awards for 2018. The awards gala evening is to be hosted by Amanda Piper, presenter of ITV Meridian’s flagship news programme, ‘ITV News Meridian’ on Thursday 15th March when this year’s winners will be announced. […]

World Wildlife Day – Big Cat Pictures for Protection

2nd March 2018

As part of World Wildlife Day on the 3rd March, The Big Cat Sanctuary is inviting people to enter their pictures into a competition that aims to highlight the need to protect big cats around the world and ensure that these magnificent animals remain on the planet. Entrants are asked to try and capture themes […]


11th January 2018

The Photography Show returns to the NEC for its fifth year; March 17th-20th 2018. The event is “Full to the brim with everything a passionate photography enthusiast or a well-seasoned professional photographer could possibly dream of..” including The Big Cat Sanctuary on Stand C137. Visit us and learn all about our Photography Workshops. We look […]

Christmas Opening

17th November 2017

Our Christmas Gift Shop will be open to the general public from Monday 20th November until Saturday 23rd December. You can visit us from 11am until 2pm every day and enjoy a bit of big cat retail therapy! We have lovely cat focused gifts that would make wonderful presents for your loved ones including paintings and artwork, […]

Royal Visit to The Big Cat Sanctuary

10th November 2017

The Big Cat Sanctuary was most honoured to welcome HRH The Duke of Kent to the official opening of our new Jaguar Lodge, on Thursday 9th November 2017. The Duke of Kent gained an insight into the work being carried out at the sanctuary – supporting our four pillars of ethos: Welfare, Breeding, Conservation and […]

International Snow Leopard Day 2017

24th October 2017

International Snow Leopard Day is an annual holiday celebrated in different countries across the world. It is dedicated to saving one of the rarest wild cats on the planet. Snow Leopards are often referred to as “mountain ghosts” given their secretive nature and how rarely they are seen. one of the most enigmatic species on […]


10th October 2017

Something for those who would like to get involved and learn about the conservation practices being put in place to protect the Malayan tiger in the forests of its natural habitat. MyCat is a small charity working hard to protect the Malayan tiger from extinction, there is estimated to be approximately 300 left in the […]