African Wild Cat, close-up, Kruger National Park, South Africa Caption: African Wild Cat close-up showing the diagnostic red color behind the ears, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D; Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM zoom; Focal Length: 252mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/60; ISO: 800.

This is not your common or garden domestic kitty, but rather a true African Wild Cat (Felis silvestris).

We know it’s a genuine wild cat because of the distinctive red hair on the back of the ears, which is not found in domestic or feral cats.

You can find out more and see additional pictures on our web page, African Wild Cat Standing Side-On.

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