Assisting Animal Caretaker Assisting Animal Caretaker Bela Bela, Zuid-Afrika Wild Cats World
Volunteer with us & have a wonderful time working in our sanctuary with the amazing African species: leopards, cheetahs, servals, caracals, wild- & Black-footed cats!

12 Project overzichten van Wild Cats World


The mission of Wild Cats World is to contribute to the survival in the wild of the wild catspecies, to be a safe place for cats born in captivity or injured cats.

Mission & Projects:
Wild Cats World is a Dutch foundation with many projects worldwide, educational and conservational, with only one focus to keep the wild catspecies, big and small, protected in the wild but also give the best of life possible to captive cats, like in the sanctuary/conservation project in South Africa, giving true (wild) cat enthusiasts and die-hards a great offer to come over and volunteer, working closely with the South African native species: African wildcats, Black-footed Cats, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards and Servals.


Babette de Jonge founded WCW in 2010 (after having done lots of work for the wild cats already for many years) to be able to officially do more for the (endangered) wild catspecies around the world. So, WCW is involved in many different project around the world, like: - The Javan Leopard Release program in Indonesia - The Canned Hunting –X- Project in S.A. - Pallas Cat Conservation Project (start 2017) - Many educational projects: lectures, workshops, trying to reason with farmers/hunters, writing articles for magazines, publishing books,etc. - S.A. project (Spotted Cats Conservation) you are about to visit. Association started with the foremost Private Game Reserves in Eastern Cape/S.A. for a hopefully future release of leopard youngsters born in the WCW conservationproject.

Anti-Canned Hunting Project & Achievement:

Babette initiated the rescue of 2 lions from Canned Hunting. As she was busy with the leopard project (which as you can image is a huge investment) she managed to find a sponsor who took over the lion boys Chuck and Norris, and sponsored their camp as well. They are now part of and in care of DCP, not of WCW. Together with a celeb who only wants to be referred to as madame X Babette also managed to get (so far) another 8 lions out of Canned Hunting, and they are taken care of by Madame X who offered them a piece of land of 100HA to sort of free range, wild but protected.

Free range & Release Programs:

Something WCW wants to achieve once for all the ambassadors in their S.A. Project too, but lots of funds are needed to achieve that. First priority is to keep expanding, and extending, the current enclosures and camps and provide the cats with the best of game meat, pretty luxury but the best for them.  The project in S.A. is started as a sort of private project to give a safe home and great place to these cats, but also to be able to use the ambassadors for education (as mentioned above here, but also for guests and tourists wanting to see and learn), raising awareness and conservation (WCW does breed on low scale, with intention to be able to get fresh blood in, very essential for some species, and to hopefully one day being able to do free ranging or release programs). As for the breeding the females in the WCW project are allowed to have at least one litter, to have them feel the ultimate experience of being a mum and raising cubs/kittens. Of course they will never end up being exploited, traded or abused, for all WCW has a set up plan.

WCW Leopard Conservation Project:

This project has many different angles. The S.A. Project is a kind of “experiment” too. Babette and Anton observed so much exceptional behaviour of their leopards, compared to the behaviour of the wild leopard family they followed, who also showed some similar and above all ‘different” behaviour. Find out more if you happen to work alongside Babette and/or Anton when they are there. Just in general..however proud of what has been achieved so far, WCW is aiming to do so much more as only the best is good enough for the cats, also in their (one) captive project. Creating as much wild in their projects as possible.


Contribute to the species in many ways. There's too many wild leopards that are being captured, kept in captivity and killed. Our fight against the "bad guys" will hopefully contribute to the close down of many bad places, threatening and abusing the species in the wild and captivity.  

Het voornaamste doel van het project is
Babette De Jonge
Babette De Jonge
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Sociale impact

At our sanctuary/conservationproject we give the best of (permanent) care to captive born wild cats or injured (wild) cats born in the wild.

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