Monthly Archives: January 2017

Then there were two….

One of our leopardfemales Feline (daddy Felipe) gave birth to two healthy cubs on Tuesday 10th of January 2017. The two girls we have named Bella & Bahati. Our leopardcubs are named after a wild leopardfamily we followed in Kenya for a while. Bella was the grandmother, who had a daughter Olive so that’s why Bella and Olive. The youngest daughter of Olive (who sadly passed away after a lion attack) was Bahati.
Feline is a very exceptional mom again, who again allowed CEO/Founder Babette to be at the birth again, and after, just like with her first litter. Unbreakable bond. The cubs are drinking well and growing fast. Behind the scenes we are working on a release in a great Private Game Reserve for our first youngsters Olive & Solo (we had a few requests already, though some have difficulties obtaining the right permits)for them to  live wild as part of the Big Five.      
 

Proudly presents: our gorgeous black-footed cat ambassadors

Our black-footed cat ambassadors, females Diva & Lilly and male Spotty, are doing fine. It is great to see them so active and enjoying each other’s company. Of course our hope and aim is for our females to be able to raise some successful litters of kittens, but it is up to Spotty to help us with that.
Note: The black-footed cat, also called small-spotted cat (Felis nigripes), is the smallest African cat and endemic to the southwestern arid zone of the southern African subregion. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2002, as the population is suspected to decline due to bushmeat poaching, persecution, traffic accidents and predation by domestic animals.
At Wild Cats World the black-footed cats conservation project is a very essential one. In every possible way we hope and try to contribute to this incredible but sadly very endangered species!

Kattenmanieren #6-2016: Walk on the Wild Side.

As announced before, in the new issue of the Dutch domestic cats magazine Kattenmanieren, again a fabulous article on WCW and all wild catspecies. In this issue an extra touch of the wild, so also extra pages dedicated to the wild relatives of the domestic cats. Mention of all species, and of course focus on the WCW species African wildcats, Black-footed Cats, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards and Servals, with page filling picture of one of the ambassadors of each species. Black-footed cat Diva starring on the cover.
For sale now in the better bookshops in the Benelux, but for who wants to enjoy photography and education by WCW founder/CEO Babette de Jonge, you can order issues by writing to:
Janine Verschure (editor), info@kattenmanieren.nu. After payment for the magazine and postage she will send you the ordered copy.

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WCW Leopard Conservation

When Babette de Jonge started her non-profit foundation Wild Cats World in June 2010, she already had her mind set on starting a special leopard project. There are lots of cheetah, tiger and even lion conservationprojects, creating awareness for the bad situation of these species in the wild, but somehow people always seem to have the strange and wrong idea that the leopard numbers are still save. Even though there never really was a leopard census, neither in Africa, nor in Asia. Also leopards are being killed in both countries on a daily basis. In India up till 2011 there were 356 leopards killed in 365 days, but in 2012 these numbers seem to be increasing.

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