Volunteer Fiona Barnes

Fiona BsarnesI recently spent time at Wild Cats World. I was fortunate enough to have met Babette and Anton as they were there with their beloved cats and cheetahs. The love and attention they give those animals is just beautiful. Each day I would carry my camera as you never know what moment can be captured on camera. I particularly enjoyed photographing the leopards, they are just beautiful.

I enjoyed being outside each day, as my regular job keeps me indoors. I was also able to interact with the other animals on the farm. Each day was spent ensuring the cats were well cared for accompanied by the caretaker on the project. We prepared the meat and attended to feeding the serval cats, cheetahs, African wild cats, caracals. Keeping the enclosures clean was also carried out each day.

This project is well suited for someone who prefers not to be with a large group of volunteers.  With all volunteer placements adaptability is important. Whilst at the project a day visit to Addo Elephant Park is possible, trips into Kirkwood for personal shopping and dinners out. Other outings can also be arranged.

Fiona Barnes, Australia

Fiona Barnes

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Wild Cats World sanctuary, South Africa, has been officially registered as a Non Profit Company by the South African Government.
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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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