The Iriomote cat (Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis) is a subspecies of the leopard cat that lives exclusively on the Japanese island of Iriomote. It is critically endangered.
We received an e-mail and an excellent drawing by Masahiro Tateishi.
He is a Japanese wildcat enthusiast. He asked us to put this cat species in the spotlight again.
The Iriomote Wildlife Conservation Center reported only 110 Iriomote cats in 2016 and ever since it only went downhill for the numbers of this species. It is very rare to have a good sighting of this cat. Luckily we can show you this great drawing and some pictures of the Conservation Center. To follow their great conservation work for the Iriomote cat, go to their website.
The pampas cat is a small wild cat native to South America, It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List as habitat conversion and destruction may cause the population to decline in the future. It is also known as Pantanal cat and colocolo in parts of its range.
Team Wild Cats World and all wonderful wild cat ambassadors love to express our gratitude for your wonderful support throughout another year. A year with lots of difficulties to overcome, plans to make, changes taking place. Another year full of love and care for the resident wild cats and species in our sanctuary and conservation programs.
What kept us most busy and still is: the fight for the African leopard. With the “disappearance” of our female Olive on her way to the wild, we discovered many shocking things which are huge threats to the wild leopards. So a courtcase and lots more will be happening next year and also lots of other ambitious plans to start with.
But we will keep you up-dated by posts on social media and this website.
For now: have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful 2020 in good health!
Yes THIS (see photo!) is exactly what we think about all the animal abuse… exploitation, trade, bone and Hunting ‘industry’ in South Africa.
Thanks to the best Leopard ambassadors we have been working for most of 2019 on a huge scale Investigation as for the mentioned before. Name and shame and revealing time soon…
It is scary that everybody somehow and in some way is involved in this business. Foundations, welfare organisations, conservation… huge laugh, in fact the biggest threat to Wildlife as it appears now. Learnt so much past time… hard to describe. Yes the book will be there in the end too!
Thanks to Caib our volunteer from Scotland for the great picture, Chui @ Wild Cats World.
The main focus during your stay will be to learn everything about diet, husbandry, living conditions and hygiene practices in order to prevent diseases. You will learn all this while assisting the caretaker or owner giving the best care to African wildcats, Black-footed cats, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards, Servals and a group of feral cats.
BUT… we of course want to give education as well. We want our volunteers to leave knowing all important facts about all species you worked with.
Also about the lions of which we initiated the rescue of 10 animals from Canned Hunting, not in our care but safe and sound. So, we added this special item to the volunteering program, soon to start.
For more info write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Availability from April 2020 and months after – this year until April 2020 we have no availability anymore: full house.