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Wuppertal Zoo Society - Nature conservation

Protection and study of Black-footed Cats in South Africa

Black Footed Cats

Since 2009 the Zoo Society has been supporting the Black-footed Cat Working Group in their efforts to protect and research this rare small cat in South Africa. The Group is an international cooperation of proven cat specialists including the Wuppertal Zoo veterinarian and Assistant Zoo Director Dr. Arne Lawrenz and Dr. Alexander Sliwa, former curator of the Wuppertal Zoo who is now curator of the Cologne Zoo.  The Group members are actively researching the Black-footed Cats in zoos and in the wild to ensure the smallest cats in Africa are protected. They are often in South Africa for study purposes.

More detailed reports about the Black-footed Cat Working Group can be found here:
Black-footed Cat research in the wild
Safari in South Africa
Further information about the Black-footed Cat Working Group can also be found under: www.wild-katze.org.

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