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2012 – present: Wild Cats World / Spotted Cats Conservation – South Africa

In 2011 we started our Wild Cats World projects in South Africa. In June 2012 we established the Spotted Cats Conservation Project in the Eastern Cape/South Africa, just outside Kirkwood in the Addo Area, about 1 hour drive from Port Elizabeth Airport. Of course all our recent trips bring us to South Africa, to work on the existing projects and to travel to other places to start new projects. The Wild Cats Photosafaries to Masai Mara, Kenya have been temporarily put on hold until all projects are up and running and the mission is accomplished.

You can find information about Wild Cats World on our website: www.wildcatsworld.org

March 2011: South Africa
including Wild Cats Photosafari Masai Mara, Kenia

June 2010: Ranthambhore/India

March 2010: BIG CATS of Kenya’s Masai Mara

June 2009: Ranthambhore/India: tigers and caracals!

March 2009: BIG CATS of Kenya’s Masai Mara

August 2008: Elephant, Leopard and Wild dog Study Tour

November 2007: Tiger Study Tour

Augustus 2006: Big Cat Diary Tour Masai Mara/ Kenia

September 2004: Roundtrip Kenia / Tanzania














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Cat of the month

Asian Golden Cat (Pardofelis Temminckii)

The Asian Golden Cat lives throughout Southeast Asia, ranging from Tibet and Nepal to Southern China, India, and Sumatra. It prefers forest habitats interspersed with rocky areas, and is found in deciduous, subtropical evergreen, and tropical rainforests. The Asian Golden Cat is sometimes found in more open terrain. It ranges from the lowlands to altitudes of up to 3000 meters in the Himalayas.

The Asian Golden Cat is a medium-sized wild cat weighing from 12 to 16 kilograms (26 to 35 lbs). In captivity this species can live up to 20 years, but its average lifespan in the wild is likely far shorter. While the fur is mostly foxy red or golden brown, black or grey colour variants may also be found. Normally, the coat is plain, save for some spots on the underside, and sometimes very faint spotting on the rest of the coat. However, in China there is a colour variant with leopard-like-like spots, which resembles a leopard cat.