Team Wild Cats World and all wonderful wild cat ambassadors love to express our gratitude for your wonderful support throughout another year. A year with lots of difficulties to overcome, plans to make, changes taking place. Another year full of love and care for the resident wild cats and species in our sanctuary and conservation programs.
What kept us most busy and still is: the fight for the African leopard. With the “disappearance” of our female Olive on her way to the wild, we discovered many shocking things which are huge threats to the wild leopards. So a courtcase and lots more will be happening next year and also lots of other ambitious plans to start with.
But we will keep you up-dated by posts on social media and this website.
For now: have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful 2020 in good health!
The main focus during your stay will be to learn everything about diet, husbandry, living conditions and hygiene practices in order to prevent diseases. You will learn all this while assisting the caretaker or owner giving the best care to African wildcats, Black-footed cats, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards, Servals and a group of feral cats.
BUT… we of course want to give education as well. We want our volunteers to leave knowing all important facts about all species you worked with.
Also about the lions of which we initiated the rescue of 10 animals from Canned Hunting, not in our care but safe and sound. So, we added this special item to the volunteering program, soon to start.
For more info write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Availability from April 2020 and months after – this year until April 2020 we have no availability anymore: full house.
Are you a passionate (wild) cat enthusiast? Are you keen to work with African wildcats, Black-footed cats, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards, Servals and feralcats?
Would you love to assist our caretaker giving daily care (and more) to all cats at our sanctuary/conservation projects? And are you looking forward to hear more stories about how we fight for the survival of the mentioned species (but also the other wild cat species around the world), the rescue of many cats and the rehabilitation work we support at several other places in South Africa?
We welcome volunteers for longer and shorter periods of time. We still have availability this year during a few months, but do hurry to write us and book your dates.
See you soon at Wild Cats World!
In case you are wondering what we are up to at this moment? It might seem quiet as for our projects and sanctuary but you can consider it to be “Calm before the storm”.
Behind the scenes lots of work is in progress, we are not allowed to share any info about just yet. Once we can, rest assured, you will hear loud and clear what we have been up to the past few months. This concerns a big revelation, which will hopefully cause some commotion and increased awareness of conservation.
Apart from that we are still having meetings with new people, Officials, and organizations to come closer to our final mission. As this still needs a lot of time, and can only start after the revelation, we better not share info about it just yet. We wait to give any further up-dates until the time is ride.
The boys “going wild” (see photos) were sighted in January this year and are doing well, as well as all the cats and species we have in our sanctuary. Focus for coming time will be the South African leopard project & our South African sanctuary with African native species.
The other projects for now are put on hold for several reasons. An up-date will follow as soon as we can.
In the meantime, thanks so much for following and supporting us and the wild cats.
Like with every ending of a year we look back to what has been the past year. We gained, we lost, like every year. But of course we had a few highlights too. The relocation of four young leopards born at Wild Cats World, to live wild, in March 2018. Also we had two special births, at the black-footed cats and the leopards, all off spring growing up healthy.
So, we can only look back and say 2018 was very successful. We came closer to our actual mission and vision and that of course feels great. Also, we learnt so much again. About what is happening in conservation. But also we learnt a lot again about people. The intention for the New Year, is to focus even more on the cats and how to do our projects without getting distracted to “noise”. To be true to our own way of doing things, with welfare of the cats (as always) in mind only. To not waste time on social media too much anymore, and mostly in closed groups. Not to be confused by what others have to say.
A road we started to follow this year already, giving us a much better feeling. At Wild Cats World the cats and their well being is what matters most!
Apart from supporting the species in the wild, our main focus. We dedicate all we have to the Conservation projects and sanctuary in South Africa, with our important ambassadors. African wildcats, Black-footed cats, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards and Servals. The lions we rescued from the ugly Canned Hunting industry all have great forever home at other places.
We very much appreciate the continuous support by lots of followers. Some even so generous to support us with a yearly donation. We cannot thank you enough; as non-profit foundation we need all support we can get. The more we can do of course. But even without, it doesn’t stop us from giving the cats the best and to grow – in every sense of the word.
Have a blessed festive season. Merry X-Mas & All the Best for 2019!
The African leopardcubs @ Wild Cats World meeting their daddy for first time without a fence between them.
Enjoy this incredible video of African leopard (Panthera Pardus Pardus) mom Feline and her three wonderful cubs, playing & grooming.
At Wild Cats World.
Video by: Babette de Jonge, founder/CEO Wild Cats World
Finally… I think all of you know how Wild Cats World participated in a rescue operation from this zoo years back. Well, we took action to be able to rescue the cats from this awful place, but law decided otherwise back then. Today, almost 3 years further, we received this great news from “partner in crime” camera specialist Karla Munguia who did a great docu about her visits to this place, trying to pursue the owner to allow the cats to be rescued. We offered a safe haven at Wild Cats World then and we still do now. Fingers crossed all goes well in this rescue operation
More than 100 animals have been rescued from an overcrowded private zoo in Mexico.
Mexican environmental officials raided the zoo, which is owned by a conservative congressman, after complaints from visitors.
They found overcrowded and cramped cages piled on top of each other and unsafe conditions for visitors.
Among the animals rescued were lions, tigers, jaguars, pumas, bears, buffalos and camels.
The end of 2014 is coming near, the start of a brand new year, 2015, almost a fact. It’s an opportunity for all of us, to grab the moment and express our gratitude to all dear Wild Cats World supporters, the (symbolic) adoptionparents of our beloved ambassadorcats, sponsors of WCW projects, Madame X, our S.A. partners, the volunteers and caretakers and anyone showing their interest, in word and deed, to our Wild Cats World non-profit foundation, and our ambassadorcats in the S.A. “Spotted Cats Conservation” & “Black footed cat conservation” projects. We are grateful for the successful year we are about to finish, and we are looking forward to a bright future in which we continue fighting for the welfare and conservation of all wild catspecies. Thank you so much and hopefully we can count on your incredible support, thru good and bad times, again.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic, healthy New Year!
- Babette De Jonge, founder/director Wild Cats World, Spotted Cats Conservation.
- Proud Ambassadors of the S.A. project:
African Wildcats, Sid & Louise
Black-footed Cats, Beauty, Blacky & Diva
Cheetahs, Speedy, Spiky, Sunny Leopards, Feline, Felix, Félipe, Felicia