Ambassador Ruben – African Wildcat

Hybrid- African wildcat male Ruben was brought to our sanctuary in 2014. The farmer asked if he could stay with us, otherwise he would shoot him. Ruben was accused being a chicken thief by this farmer.
Of course we are there to rescue (wild) cats and keep them save from brutal killers like many farmers. We firstly brought Ruben to the vet for check up and necessary vaccinations and after that for him a difficult time started adjusting to a life in captivity. Being close to other cats, like first the black-footed females Diva & Beauty (neighbouring him) and now the African wildcat family, was his true rescue. He enjoys being part of the family, and soon forgot his fear and wild manners. Ruben has found a forever home with us and happily receives the daily necessary TLC and good food!
It's always seems impossible... until it's done!

Wild Cats World sanctuary, South Africa, has been officially registered as a Non Profit Company by the South African Government.
Registration: 2020/583643/08.
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Pallas cat conservation

As announced on March 16 in 2017, the WCW Pallas Cat Conservation Project has become a reality.



The project could be split in two activities:

  • Help and support Zoo de Lyon to raise funds for work related to the Pallas cat Conservation in-situ and ex-situ.
  • Raise funds for the PICA project – Pallas’s cat International Conservation Alliance.


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