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With more projects, a growing network and an even more succesful organisation Wild Cats World really needed a new website. But where did we find the time to make one? In a wonderful person…, our new webmaster and IT-man, Alex Buxton who offered to do the job and he did a great job as you can see. So if you want to know more about the projects, the wild cats and the WCW ambassadors, or if you want to share something just go to our website and we hope you will all find there what you were looking for!!! www.wildcatsworld.org

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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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