For a huge new project, in the not too distant future, we are searching for serious people, passionate about wild cats and wildlife, with open minds. More specific, volunteers who have experience with construction work, as in fencing, building enclosures and other construction or building jobs. You should be able to travel to South Africa and stay for longer than a few weeks.
In other words, we need YOU!
Write to email@example.com with your motivational letter and reference letter.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
The Wild Cats World team
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.
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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!
The #1 project Wild Cats World currently supports is a leopard rescue of a badly injured wild male leopard. This fundraiser is to give him the essential medical care.
The injuries result from snares on a farm that have done a lot of damage. He is badly injured but is in good hands now. This project is in association with a Leopard Rescue, Rehab & Release program in the Mpumalanga district, South Africa.
Please, support us! Funds are badly needed. So far, all funding was provided for by the vet and the Rehab program. But if we want to continue this badly needed work, we need every penny we can get. See the link below.
It is also possible to donate by Paypal.
The newest addition to the WCW family is African wildcat female Quilla. Last Sunday (21st) she arrived and she settled in nicely. Of course the other wildcats were very curious to see their new neighbour and esp. Maurice (like it should be) was exited to see her from start and immediately started calling. Promising for the future. Luckily Quilla did start eating well right after her arrival so she is doing well. She is a pretty girl too as you can see, and like Louise she tends to stick out her tongue (to the photographer). More photos of her will follow later when she is completely at ease. Follow her and us on social media for the latest up-dates.
We are very proud to inform you about a third successful birth of our African leopard couple Feline & Félipe. After the relocation of the youngsters from previous litters to be (soft) released, March this year, the couple must have thought it is too quiet and time for new off spring.
On August 22nd we welcomed three gorgeous and healthy cubs again, 2 females & 1 male. Names we have but are only meant for insiders, like the people who work closely with them, and sponsors or (symbolic) adoption parents. For the world it is most important to know the African leopard (Panthera Pardus Pardus) is currently vulnerable on the red list of the IUCN. As their numbers are declining rapidly everywhere but also in South Africa, where the leopard ban on hunting has been withdrawn in some Provinces as well, these three new cubs, and any other in the future, are essential for the future of the species.
Of course these cubs, like the last born of our other couple Felicia & Felix, will in time be relocated for a (soft) release. As a matter of fact we already have a request by a wonderful, outstanding Private Game Reserve (non-hunting area), so the future looks bright. Of course the first one to two years they can enjoy the save surroundings close to their amazingly wonderful and protective mom Feline, dad Félipe and our other leopards.
We are often asked to co-operate in research or conservation projects or study ‘objects’ re. Conservation Ecology.
Twané Bester focused on the African wildcat as her project to finish off her studies at University Pretoria, and requested to use some footage.
Enjoy this video, starring a.o. our African wildcats Sid & Louise. The video was received well with a mark of 90% and Twané’s professor requested to use it as example for next year’s students. So well done! All attention for the small wildcatspecies is more than welcome!!!
On the 26th of March 2018, our black-footed cat female Lilly gave birth to another kitten. The second birth of this season, which is very normal for black footed cats. In September 2017 she gave birth to Lady & Lucky, who are still doing well, and this new kitten seems to be a girl as well, though isn’t officially sexed yet.
So far so good, and we are very happy, as the species is very rare and endangered, and very vulnerable to stress-related illnesses like kidney failure, why most of them die on young age. One of the essential conservation projects of Wild Cats World is focused on the Black-footed Cats.
A first glimpse of Olive, Solo, Beau & Bahati, the four young leopards born and (mother)raised at Wild Cats World, who in March this year were relocated for a (soft) release…… Founder/CEO of WCW, Babette de Jonge, went to visit (search for….) them, and these are the moments captured of the first glimpse, to show best the confirmed news that they are doing great (as expected) and are showing the exact right wild behaviour already. Esp. Solo and Olive turned very elusive and preferred to hide away for the vehicle….
They are in same territory as a rehabilitated wild male ( with Olive) and 2 wild females, Phoenix & Cleo (with the three boys).
For who said “you can’t”….we only want to say: “yes we can!!!” Thanks to all involved on our great journey to get the bigger and better for all cats, and have many released or free roaming in near future!!
Check this out – Amazing jewellery for sale, featuring the species we fight for in our S.A. project (and other places)…..like the leopard and caracal.
Buying these jewellery means supporting Wild Cats World, 20% of the profits will go to our charity to do even better for the wild cats.