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Wild Cats Leopard Fascination – new book by Wild Cats Babette de Jonge

Soon to be released: The first book in the “Wild Cats Books” series, starting with (of course!) the leopards. It is a coffee table book with lots of (educational) info, nice memories of author, and lots of great Wild Cats Photography, of wild leopards and the WCW ambassador leopards. More info about the book soon!!!

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African Golden Cat (Profelis Aurata)

The African Golden Cat (Profelis aurata) is a medium-sized wild cat distributed over the rainforests of West and Central Africa. It is about 80 cm (31.5 inches) long, and has a tail of about 30 cm (approximately one foot) in length. It is a close relative of both the Caracal and the Serval. However, current classification places it as the only member of the genus Profelis.

Due to its extremely hidden living style, not much is known about this cat’s behaviour.

The African Golden Cat is able to climb, but hunts primarily on the ground. Prey includes rodents, birds and monkeys. It also hunts duiker and even the Giant Forest Hog.

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