Tag Archives: Cheetah Centre

Did you know? Interesting facts about the Cheetah

Share this article…International Cheetah Day 4/12/2017 Cheetahs used to roam freely in northern and southern Africa as well as certain parts of Arabia. Cheetah females have large home-ranges in which they hunt. Males usually form coalitions after leaving their mother. These coalition usually has a hierarchy, and only the dominant male will get the opportunity to breed. These coalitions enable cheetah males to better defend themselves and hunt larger prey animals…
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King Cheetah, Sebeka’s cut leg is treated

Share this article… On Saturday, 4 November we noticed that our female King Cheetah Sebeka was bleeding from her hind leg, and on closer inspection discovered that she had cut her leg. Dr Rogers was called and he darted Sebeka. Within minutes the anaesthetic had taken effect and she was loaded onto a carry mat and carried to the back of the animal vehicle. A drip was connected to Sebeka,…
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Cheetah cub, Tara’s ongoing struggle with her leg

Share this article… At the beginning of November last year, we noticed that something wasn’t quite right with one of our cheetah cubs Tara, as she wasn’t putting any weight on one of her forelegs. Dr Rogers took her for X-rays at Provet and the reason for the odd behaviour was discovered to be a broken humerus bone. How this happened we are not exactly sure. A splint was put…
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HESCies learn about the importance of termites to the eco-system

Share this article… We had the pleasure of welcoming back the HESCies once again. This time the lesson was on the importance of termites to the eco-system.  To explain this in full we had a guest tutor – Dr Cornel du Toit – who holds a PhD in Entomology (which is the scientific study of insects). Shortly following their arrival, the HESCies made their way to the safari vehicle with…
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Female cheetah, Salome, is examined

Share this article… We noticed that Salome, one of our female cheetahs, had not been eating. As usual, we called upon Dr Rogers to come and examine her on 25 August. He darted Salome and drew blood that could be tested to see what could be the cause for her lack of appetite. Once done, the cat was transported to the hospital where she received two drips for rehydration and…
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