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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

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.