The Endangered Species Of Botswana And How You Can Help

black footed cat

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Black-Footed Cats

They may look like your cat Fluffy, but these wild cats are rapidly declining in population. The Black-Footed Cat is the smallest African cat breed and is constantly being hunted by bushmen for their meat. They’re also at risk of being road kill and preyed on by larger predators. European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP) has stepped in by taking in hundreds of captive cats in their zoo in Wuppertal where they make a conscious effort to breed them to keep them from extinction. Audubon Nature Institute also does their fair share of helping out by conducting in vitro fertilization in hopes of saving this animal. By making donations to either one of these programs, you’ll help them further their mission.

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