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Exotic Cats

Bobcat

Although chiefly nocturnal, the bobcat will prowl by day. Because it is shy and seldom seen, bobcats are believed to be rarer than they actually are in some areas. A bobcat usually catches it's prey by surprise as opposed to pursuit often crouching in wait near rabbit trails to make a capture. They feed mainly on small rodents and rabbits.However, large bobcats are strong enough to take down a very young deer. Bobcats give birth in spring to a litter of 2 to 4 kittens. males generally take no part in providing for the family,...in fact he is usually driven away from the den by the mother as male bobcats have been known to kill the young. Occasionally bobcats can be the noisiest animals in the desert during mating season. Despite being heavily trapped in the 70's, bobcats thrive in part because they live in widely spaced and diverse areas. Thier intellegence and resourcefullness protect them from dangers encountered by other wild cats that cannot adapt to changing environments.


Rosie the bobcat


Not all animals that live here came from bad places or situations. Rosie's owner loved her and cared for her very much. But when health issues became too difficult to give Rosie the proper care, her owner looked around for a place where Rosie could have a forever home filled with as much love as she had in her previous home.....we are happy that Rosie was placed here where she can live her life out with the same type of love and care she had in her first home.


Servals

 

 Servals are native to Africa and live mostly in the grasslands. Servals are primarily solitary animals, but in captivity are quite social. They mark their territory by spraying urine and scrathing urine into the ground with their claws. Servals are nocturnal animals and hunt mostly at night, unless disturbed by human activity or the presence of larger nocturnal preditors. They eat birds, hares, hyraxes, reptiles, insects and fish. Servals are able to give birth to several litters per year, however, this occurs usually only if the first litter dies shortly after birth. Commonly they have two kittern born, but have as many as four. The kittens are born in dense vegetation or other sheltered locations or abandonded  ardvark burrows. Like many domestic cats, servals are able to purr! The serval also has a high piched chirp and can hiss, cackle, growl, grunt and meow! Servals have dwindles in wild population due to humans taking over their habitats and hunting them for their beautiful pelts. The serval is sometime preyed upon by leopards and other large cats. Life expectancy is about ten years in the wild and up to twenty in captivity!

 


Nairi an African Serval


Nairi is a 5 year old African serval. Nairi came here along with another serval when her owners lost their home and had to find a place for her. Placing exotic animals is difficult and we do not encourage wild animals as pets. Some states do not regulate the ownership of exotic animals.....wild animals do not make good pets!


Zu an  African Serval


Zu also is an African serval and he came along with Nairi. Zu and Nairi are the best of friends and they have a strong bond. When the recession hit, Zu and Nairi's "people friends" were forced to rehome their animal friends and looked around to find a place where they could stay together for the rest of their lives in a forever home.We are happy that they we placed here with us.


The next three servals you will meet below are Jabari, Chica and Pita. These three servals were kept illegally as house pets by a person without proper permits or enclosures. Although the cats were loved and appeared to be in good health it is illegal in California to have exotic animals with out permits and certainly not as house pets. When two servals escaped out of the home they were in a neighbor called Animal Control. When they arrived they saw the cats had collars with an address on them. Fish and Game were called and found another serval at the home. Another sanctuary ( Forever Wild )was called to help with the capture and arrangments were made for them to come to live at In The Company Of Wolves as thier new forever home. Thanks to help of sanctuaries networking together for the good of animals this was all possible. We would not have been able to do this so quickly if it were not for the help of Forever Wild stepping in and making it all possible.

 

 



                                               Jabari


                                       


                                       Chica


                                       


                                                               Pita