WIldlife Heritage Foundation
OverviewWildlife Heritage Foundation Headcorn Road, Smarden, Ashford, Kent Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom TN27 8PJ
Wildlife Heritage Foundation is located in Smarden. It is a 38 acre site in the Kent countryside, and is home to over 50 large and small cats. From the biggest to the smallest in the world. We work to save the Big Cats of the World from extinction.
phone: view phone01233 771519
e-mail: send an e-mail
We are a breeding centre of excellence and also a santuary for older Big Cats to retire to the peace and quiet of the countryside. Our main breeding programmes for endangered species are the Amur leopard, Amur tiger, Sumatran tiger and the Snow leopard. Our ultimate aim being to safely reintroduce these Big Cats to their natural habitat, free from danger of poaching and other hazards leading to their demise.
Our mission statement is to be recognised and respected as being the best breeding centre for endangered big cats in the world, achieving this by:
* Operating a centre of excellence in Kent, UK dedicated to the captive breeding of endangered big cats within the European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP) with the eventual aim of providing animals for scientifically based re-introduction projects.
* Promotion and funding of field conservation projects. As the financial strength of the Foundation increases WHF will become involved in field work in these areas of the world that still have surviving wild cat populations;
* 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;
*Joining together like minded people for the benefit of endangered species through our membership organization;
*Linking with organisations worldwide that have similar aims and objectives as Wildlife Heritage Foundation;
*Developing the WHF Kent Centre as a wildlife haven for UK native species.
European Endangered Species Programme
ALTA - Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance
Hours of work
9-5 Tuesday - Sunday Closed on Mondays (9-6 during summer months)
We are situated between Ashford and Maidstone in a small village called Smarden, hidden away deep in the Kent countryside.