Felidae Centre is located in the well-known Free State province, which borders on the Northern Cape. The predator reserve is situated only 30 km from the historical town of Kimberley, on the National Road, the N8 (head towards Petrusburg).
The Felidae Centre started in September 2010 when the Burger family brought in their first two animals, a cheetah and a caracal. The two animals, Thato and Lilo, came from a project where Chriszanne and Nicol had previously worked. Since that time the family has received and raised animals that were abandoned both in nature and by people.
In 2010 we first learned about canned hunting (the hunting of hand raised predator animals) and furthermore we had the opportunity to immediately save FIVE lions from the hunting business. Since that time we have had several other opportunities to save lions. Therefore these big cats are now able to call Felidae Centre home, living in a natural habitat spanning several hectares.
We want to educate the public on the real and obtainable conservation of African wildlife. These efforts help to ensure these species survival in the future. Furthermore, by doing tours and school outings, we want to change people’s mindsets about our big cats.
This will help secure both the protection and survival of the various species on our farm.
How are we different to other PREDATOR parks? We put the needs of our animals first and ensure that they are stressed as little as possible.
As a visitor, you will have the opportunity to meet some of our ‘ambassador’ cats and see, feel and hear them up close, in addition you will also be able to view the lions feeding and tour the enclosures. Make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to feed the bat-eared foxes!!
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