13-02-2021: Another four leopards were taken on a long one way trip to their forever home at the new WCW sanctuary. The team made sure they were well prepared for the long trip of at least 13 hours. Three farmcats went along and some materials. The planning was to also transport servals on this trip but sadly the export permit on the Eastern Cape side did take too long.
We still have many more relocations to go. WCW is making dreams come true!!!!
The African wildcats who were relocated two weeks ago took their first steps in their new outside area, and they love it!!
We relocated our ambassador cats to the new ‘Official Wild Cats World Sanctuary’!
The first few months of this year we will be very busy relocating ambassador wild cats to the new sanctuary in Bela Bela. It is a long drive of 13 hours from the Eastern Cape to Limpopo Province. That requires lots of organising and it takes a lot of time to move everything down there.
At the new sanctuary, which will also function as the one and only Leopard Sanctuary, lots more natural space can be offered to all the cats, big and small. Our main goal remains to give them the very best of what’s in our power. Our own property with the possibility to keep on expanding is one of the reasons for the big move. Also, to give the animals a forever home. So, hopefully, this relocation will be the very last move for them!
It will be easier to live up to our mission and standards for the sanctuary:
- No Exploitation
- No Trade
- No exhibition
- No interference by humans (apart from the daily care/enrichment)
- A forever home with the best care in every way.
See the videos at the end of this article.
So far, four leopards and five African wildcats have been relocated. And in the following weeks more to come! All have settled in nicely and do enjoy the nice and quietness of their new natural habitat.
Limited volunteering program
Carefully selected volunteers
- Rehabilitation of small wildlife
- Caracal and leopard projects: helping/supporting neighbouring farms to relocate caracals, leopards or any other cats (and jackals) from their farm to a more suitable place.
- No shooting! No gin traps! No wires!
We’ll keep you updated!
- Wild Cats World can make your dreams come true!!
- Is your life long dream to start a responsible sanctuary for South African native wild cats (big and small)? Lions, leopards, cheetahs, caracals, servals, African wildcats and/or Blackfooted cats? And to give them the best life possible?
- Do you have a start-up capital of 30.000 (-50.000) euro?
- Are you able to manage a non-profit place from a distance or on site, in South Africa? With your own means, staff, animals?
- Are you able to make and maintain friendships and partnerships?
- Are you able to or willing to preferably start today than tomorrow?
- Do you know what we stand for as Wild Cats World and are you interested in our work?
WE CAN HELP YOU!!!!
Please contact me, at email@example.com
Only serious e-mails will be taken into consideration. Please don’t make inquiries if you have to reply “no” to any of the above mentioned questions.
Please do attach a copy of your ID/Passport and a clear description why you would like to take up this challenge and why we should take you into consideration.
I am looking forward to hear from you!!!
Babette de Jonge
(Founder/Owner/exec. Director Wild Cats World)
Zwaluwlaan 110, 1403 BL
Registration no: 50983962
Contact no: +37 6 1679 8553
The Wild Cats World & Magazine team wishes you a very merry X-Mas & a
Thank you very much for your support & Please keep watching this space.
Sponsorships: Help Provide the Best Care for the small and/or big cats!
By sponsoring a small or big cat you are helping Wild Cats World to provide the very best care for all of the cats that call the sanctuary home. Sponsoring a cat by (symbolical) adoption or sponsoring a project (like the construction of camps: the bigger, the better!) is easy!!!!
The proceeds from the sponsorship program fund nutritionally balanced diets and vitamins, excellent daily care by experienced and loving caretakers, excellent veterinary care, flea/tics prevention, enrichment, support of the wild species.
For 25 euro (20 USD) a month or more you can be assured your favourite cat or species will get even better care than already is the case.
- Choose your favourite cat or species: African wildcats, Black-footed cats, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards and Servals. You can also support our feral cat project or Lion project.
- Make a monthly or yearly donation, or one-time donation sponsoring one project, like the construction of a huge camp.
- Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about certain cats, species or projects.
On behalf of the cats we would like to thank you for deciding to join the Wild Cats World family by sponsoring a wild child or species.
Paypal – email@example.com;
Our banking details: (South Africa) First National Bank Wild Cats World Sanctuary Acc.no: 62865321592 Branch code: 260216 Ref: Donation (Name)
Banking details (Europe): Stichting Wild Cats World ABN AMRO Bank Bussum, Netherlands IBAN NL22ABNA0517247135 BIC code of the bank is ABNANL2A
Wild Cats World is officially registered as non-profit in South Africa and the Netherlands.
With the arrival of the first two leopards, the brand new Wild Cats World Leopard sanctuary has ‘officially’ started. Work in progress still but the arrival of these two leopards, and pretty soon another four, is a good start. All leopards will have their forever home at our sanctuary, with lots of space, the best of care, no commercial exhibitions or tours, no exploit nor trade.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions everything is going slower than we hoped for, but still great progress since the start in February 2020 with the purchase of a great piece of land to start the sanctuary.
Huge thanks to the hard work and dedication of the whole Wild Cats World team: caretakers, constructors & great team of workers, office people, attorney and owners/management. Thanks to this extended team the start of the brand new sanctuary and relocation of the first two leopards, is a FACT.
On a memorable day, 7th November 2020, on the 9th birthday of the ancestors (very first leopards we rescued) of our leopard project and wild cat sanctuary, Feline & Felix, who will eventually move down to Paradise as well!
Happy 9th birthday to 2 of the most wonderful leopards in the world,
Feline & Felix, ancestors of the Wild Cats World Leopard project with
opening of the brandnew leopard sanctuary today, 7th of November 2020.
More details later about the first two leopards arriving at the brand new sanctuary.
Do you want to support this pretty leopard female and her species, or
other wild cats who deserve the best? We are a non-profit organisation
and need your help now more than ever.
PLEASE HELP US OUT – COVID 19 HIT US HARD TOO. THE CATS STILL DESERVE THE BEST BUT MONEY AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!
Your donation will be so essential and so welcome! It is also possible to sponsor certain cats, projects or constructions. Thank you so much!!!
Paypal – firstname.lastname@example.org
or Our banking details: First National Bank Wild Cats World Sanctuary Acc.no: 62865321592 Branch code: 260216 Ref: Donation (Name)
or Stichting Wild Cats World ABN AMRO Bank Bussum, Netherlands IBAN NL22ABNA0517247135 BIC code of the bank is ABNANL2A
With the passing of Simonne van Driessche, we lost our most loyal supporter and friend. The (symbolic) adoption parent of leopards Feline & Felix and caracal Leo……. An animal lover in heart and soul and a true follower of Wild Cats World. Always standing by with a word of support; showing incredible interest in all we do. For better and for worse.
We shall find peace.
We shall see angels,
We shall see the sky
sparkling with diamonds
R.i.p. Simonne – you will be missed and never forgotten. The word loyal is made for you, as loyal you were!!!! Thanks for everything!!!!!!
Photo: Simonne meeting caracal kitten Nina at “sanctuary” Stichting Leeuw, Anna Paulowna, Netherlands (May 2012). The poor kitten was brutally injured and left to die 4 months later at this so-called sanctuary. Simonne stayed loyal to the cause of Nina all the way; she stayed loyal to all our projects and wild cats.
If you can find it in your heart to support the Wild Cats World sanctuary, you will not only contribute to the gorgeous cats on these pictures, just a few of the residents at the Wild Cats World sanctuary. You will also support employment opportunities.
By taking the best of care of the wild cats and other animals, we create jobs and support local economy.
As for the cats: they want to have the best of space, food, care, company… a life as wild as possible. We want to provide this – as a non-profit organisation our means are limited – but we still do what we can.
Do you want to support us?
Please write to email@example.com to discuss ways to support us.
Or please make a donation to the Paypal account: firstname.lastname@example.org
See our About page for Dutch and South African bankdetails to make a transfer!
Thank you so much!!!!
The Wild Cats World team