Monthly Archives: January 2016

Long-term volunteering at Wild Cats World

Long-term (volunteering) “assisting caretaker” offer at Wild Cats World. Look at the website www.wildcatsworld.org or write Babette de Jonge on info@wildcatsmagazine.nl.

volunteering 4This offer is just for die-hard (wild) catlovers, small and big, who know how to work but also know how to make the best of every (free) moment. Close to the cats, being able to bond, but we don’t offer interaction and cuddle sessions with our ambassadors. So people interested in really working with/for the cats to give them the best care and life, and in conservation are welcome! Have an open mind and don’t start with an (bad) attitude and you will love it out here!!!

Age: +18 – ? (no restriction, if you have a good condition and love cats you are volunteering 3welcome). Good condition is necessary and also one must be able to stand unbearable heat, high tempatures in summer sometimes excessing 40 degrees.

volunteering 2Here’s an overview of the house you will be staying, private rooms but shared public rooms (kitchen, toilets, bathrooms,garden and living rooms) near the small town of Kirkwood and near to our project Wild Cats World.

 

Transport from and to the airport and the project arranged!

 

Happy birth of the African wildcat on January 13th 2016

After our female African wildcat Louise (December 24th) now also the other female Sid gave birth to 2 healthy kittens. It is fun to see how the two females are co-mothering and sharing the care of the 4 kittens. Daddy of all is male Max. All our African wildcats are from a pure bloodline, essential for conservation of this species, ancestor to the domestic cat. We hope in future we might be able to release some in a reserve. These will first have to grow up healthy to adulthood and will stay in our project where they thrive well.

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Happy announcement

1-1070841aOn Sunday morning January 3rd, our leopard Felicia gave birth to one healthy (male) cub and we name him Solo. Felix is the proud daddy of the little boy. Sadly the birth of the second male cub didn’t go well; it was a breech birth (legs first) and sadly the cub died right after birth. We are so proud of Felicia, doing so well, her first litter and still being reasonably young. Our other female Feline, and her female cub Olive, were with her and all went fine. Felicia is doing great, grooming and feeding, cleaning herself, but we didn’t expect anything else of her.

 

She is a caring and patient mom and has enough milk so her little boy is growing fast. Some more educational moments arriving in our leopard conservation project. The little one is welcome and so nice for Olive if in a while she will have a new friend to play with, after the sad loss of her little brother Kali a week before.
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Javan Leopard release program

The Javan leopard is an endemic species to Java and at present classified as critical endangered species on IUCN Red List. Categorized under Appendix I CITES.

The Population estimates are not certain, but certainly less than 250 mature individuals, possibly even less than 100 (IUCN Red List).

That the Javan Leopard is endangered is a result of pet trade, hunting, habitat loss and fragmentation but also a decline of prey makes that the Javan leopards enter villages to find food, which causes leopard-human conflict.

While research has shown the important role of leopards in the ecosystem and biodiversity in the rainforest and their role as top predators, the public in Java is not educated in this. Their lack of knowledge means they perceive the Javan Leopard as a threat and a risk to their wellbeing.

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