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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

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.