Tag Archives: Cheetahs

Part of HESC’s core focus of cheetah conservation includes research

Recently Dr. Cobus Raath and his team from Wildlife Pharmaceuticals approached us to ask for assistance with their new project, which aimed to better understand the anaesthesia of cheetah by using a combination drug known as BAM (Butorphanol / Azaperone / Medetomidine). Our involvement in the study was important to assess its effect on captive cheetahs. We did not hesitate to oblige, considering the potential benefit to all cheetahs in…
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An update on Salome and her cubs

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 has also settled…
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Cheetah Personality: Scarecrow’s brother

Our spotlight this month is on cheetah, Scarecrow’s Brother. This cheetah is quite a character. He is often spotted climbing trees but has a penchant for one particularly tree which is close to his enclosure’s fence. He likes to balance himself on the tree and the adjacent fence, and spends long hours watching the curators as they pass below.  Keep an eye out for this one, as he certainly has…
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An update on Meg and her 4 cubs

At the end of July 2014 (the 26th to be precise) we were privileged to share an amazing experience with our friends around the world, Meg gave birth to 4 adorable cubs which was captured live via Africam. They were 6 months old on the 5th  of January 2015. The cubs were subsequently moved to their own enclosure (the crèche). The reason this move is made is it to be…
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AN UPDATE: KAPI THE RELEASED CHEETAH

There is nothing more rewarding than being a part of a successful cheetah release. In December 2013, we released a male cheetah called Kapi onto Kapama Private Game Reserve. As Kapi was collared, we were able to monitor him closely. He did exceptionally well on Kapama and we were regularly updated by rangers, staff members and guests as to his whereabouts. At first he would stay close to the borders of The Centre,…
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