Monthly Archives: May 2015
At the Canned Hunting –X- Project i.c.w. Wild Cats World work is in progress (and almost completed) to bring another two lionesses (not the ones on this picture, but pics will follow soon) over to the (over) 100 HA Land.
Free from Canned Hunting and any other threats to live a free ranging and safe life in a special organised Pride. so far existing of 6 Against-Canned Hunting ambassadors!
Go, go Madame X, we are still with you all the way!!
The two (Southern) African Wildcats (Felis silvestris caffra, ‘vaalboskat’ in Afrikaans) shown in this video are Sid and Louise, and are Wild Cats World’s (www.wildcatsworld.org) ambassador wildcats.
Recognition: the African Wildcat closely resembles a domestic cat (of which is it the direct and recent ancestor), with a grey or buff ground color and warmer tints on the face, back of the ears and on the belly.
Habitat: woodlands, savannahs, grasslands and steppes.
Food: mainly rats, mice and small mammals up to the size of a hare. Birds and, less frequently, reptiles, frogs, and insects are also taken.
Status: although widespread and common (IUCN: Least Concern), the wildcat is prone to hybridising with domestics cats, and is frequenty victim to dogs.