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Admired, worshipped…. but also feared and despised: Wild Cats! (The big cats like tigers, lions, cheetahs, but also the smaller cats like caracals, servals).

Welcome to the website dedicated to all species of the great Wild Cats. On this website you can find articles about all species of wild cats living in their natural habitat as well as in captivity. Though not against all forms of captivity, if the well-being of the animals is not at stake, Wild Cats Magazine prefers to support saving the endangered species in the wild. On the Wild Cats Conservation page you can find some of the projects we support. News about our new foundation Wild Cats World you can find on this website as well as on the website www.wildcatsworld.org (in English).

On this website you can find lots of information on all 36 species of wild cats; about their way of living, natural habitat and behaviour; also lots of info about conservation projects, important news, interviews, travel reports and other interesting items! Every year we organise a Wild Cats Photosafari to Africa and/or India for who’s interested. Also, we will present a “Wild Cat of the Month” with a thorough description about this cat.
The majority of the photos on this website are from Babette de Jonge, with a few exceptions, as mentioned.

How to find us in South Africa?
Folder_0001_smallNew WCW folder
caraboek_smallCaracals in India by Shekhar Kolipaka i.a.w. WCW (Babette de Jonge & Anton Buijen van Weelden – all photography in the book).Order now!

Every now and then some Sacred Birman kittens are born in our “Wild Cats” cattery for people who are really interested! Have fun checking out this website.

Babette de Jonge.

Copying photos or articles in any form is prohibited without my permission.


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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.