Monthly Archives: May 2015

Up-date Canned Hunting –X- Project

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!!

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Wild Cat Films: Sid & Louise, two gorgeous African Wildcats

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 frequently victim to dogs.

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Black footed cats convervation project

WCW started this conservation project on the DCP farm in Spotted Cats Conservation, with three wild black-footed cats, Beauty, Blacky and Footy. All three cats were injured by traps and could not be released into the wild. They were given a great home as well as the necessary treatment by the vet.
In late 2013 we decided to relocate the cats to the Cat Conservation Trust (CCT) as part of a new working alliance that adds more knowledge and expertise to make the project even more successful. Also, our captive born female Diva could join Blacky & Beauty as a start of a breeding program with this very endangered species.

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