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“Wild Cats – Leopard Fascination” for sale now!!!

Now for sale the first book in the new “Wild Cats” series by Babette de Jonge/Wild Cats World, with lots of wild leopards, the WCW ambassadors Feline, Felix and Félipe and much, much more. 129 pages, full colour with lots of pics and great info. If you have problems with ordering, or if you like to have it on E-book, please contact us.

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Cat of the month

Jaguarondi (Herpailurus Yagouaroundi)

The jaguarundi (Herpailurus Yaguarondi) is a medium-sized wild cat. Not related to the jaguar, though the name seems to say otherwise, but it’s closely related to the cougar (puma) and also to the cheetah. It has short legs and an appearance somewhat like an otter; the ears are short and rounded. The coat is unspotted, uniform in colour, and varying from blackish to brownish grey (grey phase) or from foxy red to chestnut (red phase). The cat’s ranges from Southern Texas to South America.

As this cat is closely related to the much larger and heavier cougar, evident by its similar genetic structure and chromosome count count, the jaguarundi is also said to be in the genus Puma although it is more often classified under a separate genus, Herpailurus. Until recently both cats were classified under the genus Felis.

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