Tag Archives: Cheetahs

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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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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Update on a few of our released cheetahs

Share this article… In this blog update, we share with you an update on Aschanti, the female cheetah released on Makutsi, and the three cheetahs that were released onto Blue Canyon. All is well with Aschanti, the female cheetah released onto Makutsi Game Reserve. A short while ago, the staff at Makutsi were convinced that Aschanti had had a litter. This was based on the fact that she had been…
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Cheetah update: Focus on Salome

Share this article… Salome is doing extremely well. Her five adolescent cubs have all grown into typical teenagers, and get up to all sorts of mischief together. They particularly love to chew on the trap door ropes, which have had to be replaced countless times! Salome seems to have settled in to her own space and looks right at home in her enclosure. She has become more relaxed, but of…
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