About Jugomaro Predator Park

Introducing you to the Fernandes Family

 GOOSEY
He is the proud owner of both Jugomaro predator park and BW Tech in Springs. His dedication and passion to save and care for the wild cats is remarkable. He is father to all the parks animals.

 ROSA
The wife of Goosey Fernandes and the mother of both Justin and Maxine. She is the heart and soul of the restaurant. Rosa is mother to all the beautiful animals at Jugomaro predator park.

 JUSTIN 
He is the son of Goosey and Rosa Fernandes and is part of the Jugomaro animal pride. He is most certainly half man half cat. Justin has a unbelievable connection with the animals and has dedicated his life to working and caring for them at the park.

 MAXINE
She is the daughter of Goosey and Rosa Fernandes and sister to Justin. She is a huge animal lover and likes to educate the world on wildlife. She is currently traveling the world. Performing in production shows.

The love and dedication that this family has and continues to give to our wild life is outstanding.

How it all started

It all started in 2008 when Goosey Fernandes bought the beautiful game farm, Jugomaro, with the intention of looking after wild animals.

Goosey then came across this beautiful tiger cub in need of some love and attention, so he took the cub on and gave him the name Panjo. 

In 2010 panjo went missing. The Fernandes family and all of South Africa had a big scare that July when Panjo escaped from the vehicle he was being transported in during a visit to the vet.

He was lost for 3 nights and 2 days and was then found in a wattle plantation in Verena, 70kms from the reserve.(Read more about the story)

Thanks to dedication, true passion and love, Panjo was found and was so ecstatic to see his family again especially his dad Goosey. Over the course of the following years the Fernandes family became well known for their dedication to conserving the life of wild cats taking on more mistreated and unwanted, orphaned wild cats and so the pride grew. They are now the proud owners of 22 loved cats including Tigers, Tawny lions, White lions, Caracals (Rooikat), Jaguar and last but not least the wolf pack.