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HESC performs DNA profiling on four cheetah cubs

Share this article… Many of our followers are aware of the cheetah DNA profiling we have been conducting. A change in regulations and the implementation of a new set of requirements for DNA profiling has necessitated this, and HESC has fully complied in order to get the necessary accreditation from various institutions. This is an extremely intense, tedious and stressful process – from the darting and subsequent monitoring of 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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Cheetah, Mary Jane becomes a mom to six cubs

Share this article…  Life hasn’t always been easy for female cheetah Mary Jane. We are thus very happy to announce the successful recent birth of six healthy cheetah cubs to this first-time mother! Sired by male cheetah, Tristan, the cubs were born on the 22nd of June 2016. It is still too early to tell the sex of the cubs, as we try to ensure that there’s very little human…
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An update on Salome and her cubs

Share this article… After six months with their mother, Salome’s cubs have finally been removed from her care and placed into the Crèche. As the youngsters are eating a diet of meat now, and are showing signs of independence, we decided it was time to give Salome the solitude she craved. The cubs have adapted well to their new surroundings, and spend long hours chasing one another at play. Salome…
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Salome and Tia the cheetahs give birth on the same day

Share this article… On the 17 April 2015, Salome gave birth to five tiny cheetah cubs at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre’s (HESC) maternity ward. The five babies were in the typical cheetah gestation period of between 90 – 95 days (hers was exactly on the 93rd day). Salome was moved to the maternity ward on the 23rd of March 2015. This facility makes it easier to monitor a pregnant female’s…
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