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Laurie Marker (CCF) in the Netherlands

PICT4025Tuesday, February 18th 2014 Laurie Marker, the ambassador of the cheetah from Namibia, will give a presentation about her work as founder/director of Cheetah Conservation Fund for the endangered cheetah. It will take place in Leeuwarden, Van Hall Institute, 19h15. Everybody who has a heart for the cheetah with a wish to meet and hear Laurie speak is welcome, entry is free. We hope to see many of you in Leeuwarden.

Also see Laurie marker (CCF) and Jonathan Scott in London

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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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