Tag Archives: Cheetah Centre

HESC rescues leopard cub

Share this article… On Wednesday 8 March, we received a call from Musina, a town in the northernmost part of Limpopo Province. HESC was requested to come to the rescue of a baby leopard that had been spotted in a big tree. People working nearby had been keeping an eye on the little one to see if the mother was anywhere in the vicinity. After a few days without a sign…
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Thank you – February 2017

Share this article…  The Platter Project The Platter Project that aims to create awareness around wildlife conservation and organ donation; and this they achieve by selling beautiful hand-painted platters. Diana Wilkinson of the Platter Project is currently battling kidney disease and is in need of a transplant. She spends her good days creating these magnificent platters to help raise funds for various charities. HESC recently received a second donation from The…
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Two cheetah cubs treated for eye infection

Share this article… Two of our young cheetah cubs recently developed an eye infection. This was caused by grass seeds which entered both their right eyes. We’ve had substantial rains in the past weeks which has resulted in the grass growing significantly long in a short space of time. Unfortunately, this can have its own disadvantages. According to Dr. Peter Rogers from Provet, the seeds are so small and, therefore,…
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Thank you – November 2016

Share this article… We are so grateful for the wonderful support we received from all our HESC supporters during the month of November. Without your contribution, we certainly wouldn’t be able to do what we do. The Platter Project – provides beautifully hand-painted platters. Their mission is to assist individuals and businesses fulfil their social responsibility obligations by raising funds for selected wildlife organisations. HESC has been fortunate enough to…
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The survival and genetic diversity of the cheetah

Share this article… The Cheetah is classified as vulnerable in the IUCN red list . This is due to different factors, but most importantly the poor genetic diversity in the species. Many researchers believe this came about 10 000 years ago when extreme climatic changes drove many animal species to extinction. The cheetah species that survived this period (now known as Acinonyx jubatus) found itself in a genetic bottleneck with…
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