While the Corona virus turned out to be a world wide threat and problem, causing all kinds of complications, we like to keep the positive spirit. Luckily we are in the position to continue what we have started recently and which will in the end give our projects, the species we are fighting for and working with, and all involved the long-awaited boost.
Volunteers who booked with us and aren’t able to take their flight to enjoy spending time @ Wild Cats World, we can always look for another period of time that will suit us both. Just e-mail us and we can take it from there. Same goes for volunteers who like to make a booking; best to get in touch first to see what the best option is.
We sympathize with all victims of the Corona virus and wish for you all to Keep Well!!
With all negativity there’s always some positivity. For the environment & wildlife the world-wide crisis comes as a blessing……Mother Earth seems to strike back big time and so far there’s nothing people could do to stop this.
Let’s work together, one for all instead of all for one, and let’s beat the crisis in a positive way. And just realise it is not people who rule the planet. Let’s stop destroying the earth and by doing so ourselves!
The year 2020 couldn’t have started better for us at Wild Cats World. We received the golden opportunity to continue making plans and to make dreams come true for all of us. All the cats, starting with the leopards, will surely thrive but also for all people involved it will be a huge improvement.
So after the first 10 years we are ready for a huge change. We decided not to say too much about our plans and the future just yet. A lot of work still needs to be done, so we take one step at a time and will also up-date you along the way.
At facebook we have daily ‘teasers’ leading to the big moment of truth. Apart from that, just keep watching this space. It might take a while until there’s more to tell, but believe us it is well worth the wait.
In the meantime we like to say thank you to all our true followers and supporters, believing in us all the way, and ignoring the negative “internet trolls” and “backstabbers” who have nothing better to do than spread lies, most of all under fake names.
Our plans will involve all: all the species and ambassadors, and all
at WCW or supporting WCW.
The book “Blood Conservation” is still part of the future plans, but first things first.
We started the big scale WCW feral cat operation in Kirkwood, Eastern Cape, South Africa. When cat owners don’t take responsibility and welfare is starting to become an issue, we step in. Wild Cats World is there for all cats, big and small, tame, lesser tame and wild.
We did a one-time project for 9 other feral cats (the Gangsters) who are still meeting us twice a day for a meal and TLC. The 9th one turned up later and proved to be more a domestic cat and she now has a permanent home too.
With huge thanks for the offer of financial support from a few volunteers. We try to help as many as possible this time, to start with around 14. And preferably vaccination and removal of kittens on top of this. ❣️
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For more info write to email@example.com
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!!!