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Vacancy Caretaker(s) f/m

Are you looking for a dreamjob? We are looking for dream caretaker(s) for our sanctuary/awareness project in South Africa.

The actual job starts next year, but as from now we start the selection procedures, and the trial periods & internships, until we have found the one(s) most suitable for this job.
Would be best to have one headcaretaker, but as also people from Overseas are welcome, we can also have two caretakers sharing the job (so seasonal), let’s say yearly 6 months each.

Job described in short: being responsible for the full care, in every sense of the word, of WCW ambassadors: African wildcats, Black-footed Cats, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards and Servals.

Please write your info (CV, Photo, motivation) to: Babette de Jonge, info@wildcatsmagazine.nl if you are:
– (preferably) 30+ (if a true die-hard younger also possible)
– Huge wild cats and animal enthusiast, willing to make the care for them priority in your life
– Trustable and representative for WCW
– Good condition, able to work long days
– interested in WCW as whole foundation/organisation
– Able to work for someone…follow his/her wishes
– communicative skills
– Experiences,knowledge, skills – always welcome but more important: true love for the cats and willing to learn!
– Willing to come and stay in South Africa (means to get here)

More info when you write – the sooner, the better!!!


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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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