They are still WILD cats and therefore...they should still NOT be kept as pets. That site qualifies because of that...whether they are listed or not...it still gives a very good education on what is happening to and with these wild cats...of ALL sizes.
Roy had a tiger. We are talking about an African Wild cat--something about the size of a house cat (it would probably take an AWC a good three hours of gnawing on your neck to inflict the amount of damage Roy got from his tiger--in reality, at the most, an AWC could only give you a few painful bites and scratches, nothing worse than what the average house cat could do to you) . Wild/exotic cats (servals, bobcat, etc.) are not ideal pets for the average owner, but they can make "pets" for an owner willing to put up with the MANY challenges they present. Any "Wild cat" can live a happy life in captivity if it is cared for correctly. I do not know much about African wild cats, but I do know that they CAN be made into "pets." Be prepared, however, for they will NOT be as sociable and easy as a domestic. Go to yahoo and look up some exotic cat ownership groups--they should be able to give you some advice on wild cat care. Again, these cats are not domestic. They will be a lot harder to care for than the average domestic, especially if you have never had experience with wild cats. Don't go into this unprepared. Like I said before though, they CAN make "pets" with the right amount of understanding and proper care. Good luck, and remember, this only applies if you truly do have an African wild cat. ;)
***Edited By: seijun on 9/21/2005 9:29:15 PM*** Reason: add
I have an african wildcat that was born in Saudi. My brother lived there for 6 years and brought his cats back with him when he came. The parents were wild and were caught in the Al Hassah desert and were quite aggessive. The kittens were more like domestic cats except for their unusual appearance and slightly aggessive behavior. At one time I had the mother and all 3 of the kittens but as the males grew up they destroyed my home. They ripped the carpet up off the floor, completely shredded a mattress and box springs, bedding and peed in my computer. They now live at Great Cats World Park in Oregon. Their little sister lives with me and she is quite the spoiled little housecat but she has an attitude that is different from your average housecat. They are not cats for the faint hearted. I dearly loved the boys but had enough sense to know that my home was not suitable for them.