The Big Cat Sanctuary

The Big Cat Sanctuary

The Big Cat Sanctuary is a registered charity (No.1104420) based near Smarden, in Kent.

Small Steps for Big Cats

BCS is committed to being recognised and respected as the best breeding centre for endangered Big Cats, within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme through their vision statement:

Conservation, Protection, liberation –
Small Steps for Big Cats.

The foundation is the home of some 50 plus cats both large and small. BCS is not open to the general public except for annual Open Days. BCS relies on donations and specialised experiences; Ranger for the Day, Feed the Big Cat, Photographic workshops, two-day luxury African Lodge experience, bespoke events, weddings, conferences and of course Big Cat adoptions. All of these help to raise much needed funds for BCS including, in-situ and ex-situ conservation projects.

TV personality and conservationist Giles Clark has joined the team at the Big Cat Sanctuary, as Managing Director. Giles brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the centre which is dedicated to the captive breeding of endangered cats, as well as raising awareness of the centre’s work and plight of cats all over the world.


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