Felidae wildlife reserve promotes the conservation and rehabilitation of African wild cats and predators, providing a safe haven for wildlife that cannot be released back into the wild. We aim to:
Secure the conservation of various wildlife species Educate local schools and the community about African wildlife Educate volunteers about animal conservation practices Care for sick, injured, and orphaned animals
Preserve wildlife heritage in Africa and eradicate the destructive practice of breeding African big cats for tourism purposes and end the process of Canned Hunting
Felidae Centre is located in the well-known Free State province, South Africa. Our predator Facility is situated only 30km from the historical town of Kimberley, where you will be taken for shopping on your off days.
The farm is home to an abundance of animals; lions, cheetahs, leopards, servals, caracals, African wild cats, bat-eared foxes, jackals, meerkats, vervet monkeys, capuchin monkeys, warthogs and more. We’ve taken in our animals for various reasons. Some cannot live in the wild on their own, some were ill or abandoned and many were rescued from unethical processes like canned hunting and breeding for tourism purposes.
Where possible, we strive to release our animals back into the wild where they can live freely without any human interaction.
What you can expect:
- Assisting with all aspects of the Husbandry of the animals
- Cleaning enclosures of animals
- Food preparation
- Building enclosures
- Preparing enclosures
- Daily enrichment of animals
- Assisting and/or observing veterinary procedures
The projects at Felidae continuously change depending on the needs of the animals and farm at the time.
It’s a combination of hard work and lots of fun. Very hands on and a great learning experience for anyone wanting to work with big cats and other predators.