Wildlife Heritage Foundation

We assist in the conservation of
the world’s endangered big cats.

WHF, The Big Cat Sanctuary

Wildlife Heritage Foundation, 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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Giles Clark on International Cheetah Day


Experience our big cats up close and personal. Our experiences range from big cat encounters, photography to luxury over night stays.

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WHF, The Big Cat Sanctuary offer a truly unique setting for all kinds of events including, weddings, team building and corporate.

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Laila was born in Antwerp Zoo in April 2010, she arrived at WHF, The Big Cat Sanctuary in September 2011.

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