The Big Cat Safari Experience prize (which includes afternoon tea, a three-course meal and full English breakfast for two people), is being offered through an exclusive raffle which is open to all visitors to the Museum until 1 September. It is being held as part of the Endangered and Extinct Exhibition, and the lucky winner will have the chance to get up-close and personal with the big cats inhabited there for the cost of a £2 raffle ticket for people taking part in the exhibition, or £3 for other Museum visitors.
Endangered and Extinct is a family-friendly exhibition of sculptural animals, birds, fish and flora on the edge of extinction, or totally lost, fashioned with ingenuity, humour and skill by creative recycling artist Val Hunt from throw-away materials. It presents messages about recycling and preservation while raising awareness of the reasons for extinction and the human impact on this planet as species disappear at an alarming rate.
Victoria Barlow, Maidstone Museum Director said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer our visitors the fantastic chance of such an amazing prize. Thanks to the help and generosity of our partners at the Big Cat Sanctuary two people will be able to experience and encounter some of the rarest most beautiful and endangered species of cats –here on our doorstep in Kent!”
The Big Cat Sanctuary is set in the heart of the Kent countryside at Smarden with 32 acres of grass land has in-excess of 50 cats including African lions, White lions, Amur leopards, North Chinese leopards, Snow leopards, Amur tigers, Sumatran tigers, Cheetah, Lynx, Fishing cats, Jaguars, Pallas cats, Pumas, Rusty Spotted cats, Jungle cats and Servals. The site provides peace, tranquillity and excellent conditions for the successful breeding of the beautiful, yet endangered cats both large and small within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.