THE leopard cat
Sáng was voluntarily handed over to the CPCP/ SVW by a local person who had bought him from a restaurant in Hanoi three months earlier. Despite the injury on his leg, Sáng was so wild and aggressive that the buyer could not approach him to take care of him.
Sáng nearly lost half of his left forelimb and moving was a nightmare for him. As a result, he cannot return to the wild and is now living in the naturalistic long term enclosure under dedicated care of all the keepers.
Transferring wild animals to rescue centres is giving them another chance. However, do not buy animals from hunters and traders, because this will encourage them to keep hunting and trading wildlife. Instead, whenever you see trafficked wildlife or their products, you should notify the relevant authorities or wildlife conservation organizations to get the best assistance.
When you symbolically adopt Sáng for one year, you are helping to save the Leopard Cat – a wild species of cat that is now threatened in Vietnam.
WITH ONLY A MONTHLY $50
YOUR SYMBOLIC ADOPTION SUPPORTS SVW REHABILITATION EFFORTS FOR đại lải
AND OTHER RESCUED leopard cats
Leopard cats (Felis bengalensis)
are a wild cat hunted and traded for their fur and for the pet trade. They are becoming increasingly vulnerable in Vietnam.
In the wild they are nocturnal hunters, eating rodents, frogs, insects, lizards and fish. They sleep in trees, often high in the canopy and their fur colour changes based on local environmental conditions.