Adopt an African Wildcat
Adopt an African Wildcat in your name or in the name of a loved one and help us save these creatures. The African Wildcat can only be found in the remote savannahs and Bushlands of Africa (and the Middle East).
Select an African Wildcat below:
Being the oldest cat on the project, Michael’s reason for being at Emdoneni Cheetah Project has changed from breeding to retirement. He’s an old boy, and likes to relax without being bothered by the youngsters, but you’ll never see him too far away from his companion, Grumpy. He loves to spend his days sleeping, either in the trees or next to Grumpy on the ground.
Grumpy is the oldest female cat at Emdoneni Cheetah Project and acquired her name Grumpy for a reason! Not only does her sullen face give her away, but she is guaranteed to be hissing at you should you make the mistake of coming too close to her or her companion, Michael. Grumpy hisses and mock charges if her space is invaded, which makes it hard for her caretakers to treat her for ticks and fleas! We have had to learn to sneak up on her with the front-line spray gun, like something out of an action movie.
This male is on the project for breeding and education purposes. Although he doesn’t like people to touch him, he cannot resist when we bring out his toy mouse on a string! Khaya doesn’t like too much attention and prefers to be left to his own devices, exploring his enclosure and looking for mice. He can be found sleeping amongst the leaves on the ground, or trying to antagonise old Michael through the fence.
This young female was hand-raised, and is on the project for breeding purposes. Apple has a very friendly nature and absolutely loves people, sometimes calling us through the fence if she sees us walking past without stopping to say hello. Apple is very playful and anything that moves catches her attention and must be caught!
Cinnamon, a hand-raised young male is on the project for breeding purposes. He is very inquisitive and will thoroughly investigate anything new in his enclosure. Although he is very laid back, he is an extremely playful cat and anything that moves becomes something to catch and play with.
Rambo, also hand-raised young male is on the project for breeding purposes. A tough & very strong cat, hence the reason for his name ‘Rambo’. He might look like a rugged cat but in true life a real softy. He is an extremely playful cat and anything that moves becomes something to catch and play with. He is also very curios and loves everything that moves, humans included!