The Mother City has been called many things, including a nature lover’s paradise. From views of Table Mountain to the glittering Atlantic Ocean to wild caracals roaming the streets of Cape Town, nature truly is around every corner.
WhatsApp users have been busy sharing an incredibly sighting – a gorgeous caracal strolling and relaxing along a street near Kloof Road.
While it’s an unbelievable sighting and one we’re happy to see amid concerns for the dwindling caracal population, it should also come as a warning to drivers to remain vigilant when cruising the streets of Cape Town – for both animals and people.
Check out the cool sighting below:
Here are a few ways to support the caracal project:
Please immediately report all road kill caracals in the Cape Town area (i.e. the Peninsula and outer suburbs) to Dr. Serieys at [email protected] or 079 837 8814.
The project relies exclusively on donations and grant support that has funded everything from GPS-collars and caracal tracking efforts, genetic analyses, supplies, pesticide and disease testing, health assessments, and many more!
- Report caracal sightings HERE.
Its current project expenses are focused on supporting the work of a PhD student, Gabriella Leighton, as she wraps up her urban caracal project at the University of Cape Town. Any amount helps and 100% of donations go to the project:
Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
Beneficiary Reference: iCWild Urban Caracal
Account name: UCT Donations Account
Branch name: Rondebosch
Branch code: 025009
Branch address: Belmont Road, Rondebosch 7700, Cape Town
Account number: 071522387
Type of account: Current
Swift address: SBZAZAJJ
To assist with prompt identification and processing of donations, please include an abbreviated donor name and donation purpose in the bank reference field.
Once a deposit or electronic payment has been made, please notify the project by email: [email protected] and [email protected], explaining what the donation is for.
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