Happy, happy 20th Birthday to our dearest Queeny

Sacred Birman cat Queeny reached the respectable age of 20 today, June 27th 2022 and we hope to have her amongst us for many more years to come, in good health and spirit like she still is now.

Queeny and her three other Sacred Birman friends (aged 17, 15 and 14) of the former cattery WildCats are the fortunate cats living comfortably at the Wild Cats World home and office.

Queeny with her age and personality truly is the Matriarch of the extended family of cats and other animals in our care in the Netherlands and South Africa. We provide the best of care to big groups of rescued feral cats, wildcats, domestic cats and big cats such as leopards, cheetahs but also to the medium-sized servals, caracals and smaller African wildcats and Black-footed cats.

Wild Feral Cats Are Evolving In Australia

Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.

These are descendants of common moggies that came aboard the ships of European colonists that settled in the bush in the 1700s and early 1800s. Over the past few centuries these cats have adapted and clearly become a different animal as they fill the apex predator niche in many areas where dingo and fox numbers are scarce. Just like the dingo is the dog “de-domesticated” in the Australian outback, I think the same is happening to these cats.

Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.

As a result of a lack of competition over hundreds of years, these wild feral cats have adapted to the many landscapes where they have been introduced. They were originally cats that had come along on ships from Europe. I believe that studies should be done on the reason behind these Felids growing to immense sizes, among other adaptations, to the various environments they have thrived in. Similar to the natural development of the Maine Coon and Sokoke cats or the Cimarrón Uruguayo dog breed.

Feral cats that have been apex predators in large swathes of land for generations should be captured, tested and seen if segments of these feral cat populations have developed into new landraces of cats. The establishment of these large naturally evolved cats as a unique breed may bring awareness to them and create a demand for these new exotic cats.

Please bear in mind again that I am only referring to the successive generations of feral cats living in Australia’s remote outback since the 1700s-1800s. These are not the average free-roaming moggy in the outskirts of Perth that ventures into nearby wildlife areas to wreak havoc. The increased demand and potential media attention will bring light to the situation. Therefore removing them from the wilderness and exported to foreign families. It would certainly thrill many people to have the possibility of owning an apex predator as a pet and I believe it provides an alternative humane way of curbing the feral cat problem in Australia to outright poisoning or shooting like this.

Below are pictures of large wild feral cats that were located in the Australian outback, far from any settlement.
WARNING: PLEASE BE AWARE that some images are graphic as they contain culled cats. Specifically the ones at the bottom. With this warning, please do not blame me for the discomfort you may feel seeing dead cats. It should be all the more reason to help find a better resolution to the feral cat issue in Australia such as this one I have brought forth.

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Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback

Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback.
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback
Eating Wallaby

Warning, photo’s of culled animals below!

Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!
Large Wild Feral Cats photographed in the Australian Outback. Culled!

Please help us support this Civet Cat

Early Saturday morning (26/3/22) we were contacted by a ranger at Zebula Game Reserve about a civet cat that had been hit by a car and found on the road by a visitor. The ears were twitching a bit but that was all the movement left in the poor civet.

So we quickly rushed there to see how we could help. It was difficult to see what chance the civet cat still had to survive, and to see what really was wrong, so we had the vet take a look. X-rays were done and other tests, to find out this was a “lucky one”, to have nothing broken, and no vital organs damaged.

It was still in shock of course, very cold and wet. And suffering a bad concussion. The vet gave anti inflammatory and put him on a drip. Monday after, he is still at the vet. He tried to stand a few times which is good, but the bad concussion gave too much problems still. When he can leave the vet again, not sure when that will be, we will give proper care until he is well enough to be released again.

Thanks to Mariette at Zebula and foremost the guest who picked him up and by doing so was the initial rescue of this poor fellow.

A special donation page on Facebook will be created soon and we appeal to your generosity to support us to provide the best of (medical) care for this civet and all animals/cats like him.

On this page we will publish the full story and all up-dates.
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It is a WILD CATS WORLD

February 19, 2022 by Web Master

It's a wild cats world

At our sanctuary it is not just heaven for the bigger and smaller wildcats such as leopards, cheetahs or servals/caracals… also the smaller African wildcat (pure blood) and Black-footed cats (currently homed at a separate place) are having a safe place at our sanctuary.

Then we also have the feral/wildcat program – giving home to 30 feral and (semi) African wildcats, and helping farmers to capture them in order to fix and vaccinate them. Lots of them found a wonderful home on our property.

The biggest group living in our yard, the African wildcats are homed separately on our farm and some loved to be promoted to domestic cats. All of course get daily food, water, love and when necessary medical treatment. On these photos you can see some of the cats, with all different colour variations.

If you support Wild Cats World – you support all the cats at our sanctuary, wild or tame, big or small. Please write to info@wildcatsmagazine.nl (or use our Contact form) if you are interested in supporting our organisation or if you like to (symbolically) adopt one of the resident cats at our sanctuary.

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