Duke of Kent attends opening of Jaguar Lodge at Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden

PUBLISHED: 16:18 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:18 09 November 2017

Duke of Kent visits Big Cat Sanctuary

Duke of Kent visits Big Cat Sanctuary


The sanctuary is a conservation organisation for wild cats

The Duke of Kent attended the official opening of the Big Cat Sanctuary’s new Jaguar Lodge on Thursday.

Prince Edward received a guided tour and insight into the work carried out at the Smarden sanctuary, which is a conservation organisation for wild cats.

It also offers sanctuary to retired and homeless cats and recently launched an education programme within schools, as well as being recognised as the Kent Animal Charity of the year.

The facility’s ethos to give the animals a fulfilled quality of life in captivity - stimulating them both mentally and physically.

Managing director and Big Cat Expert Giles Clark said: “The future holds exciting times for us – as we continue to strive to become a leading facility to support the conservation of wild cats around the world by continuing to develop our partnerships with other leading conservation and education organisations.”

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