The Wildlife Heritage Foundation cat sanctuary had four open days this year. They are usually closed to the public, except for special experience days such as Photography days and Ranger days, but for a few days a year they open their gates (if you have a ticket) to the public.
I went on the 19th of July this year and it was my 2nd year attending these events and my third open day.
If you have the chance to visit them, I recommend it! They lay on some family entertainment, there’s food and stalls, art exhibitions, face painting AND you are pretty much guaranteed to see plenty of big cats!
There are opportunities to see the cats being fed or given enrichment activities. You can see this in some of my videos linked below. There is also a raffle each day with some great prizes such as the opportunity to hand feed a cat.
The sanctuary is active in breeding big cats so there is often the chance to see cubs as well. The staff and volunteers are fantastic and are always happy to answer any questions you have.
Of course I would much rather see cats in the wild, but the WHF is playing an important role improving the chances of big cat species surviving.
OK, enough rambling! Here are a few of the photos I took. I focused mostly on the White Lions as they had new cubs 🙂
I have a series of videos from this year, here is just one of them to wet your appetite:
Click for the whole playlist of videos from this year and last year: WHF cat sanctuary playlist.
I have also been on a Ranger day at WHF and will report on that as soon as I have the photos ready.