Magnificent Malou


Malou, meaning renowned warrior, was born on the 21 February 2013 to Makki (the father) and Tilla (the mother).

Malou loves to chase. When the curators enter the cheetah enclosure to set up the chasing lure, Malou is already waiting at the starting point. With the pull of the lure, the food is “flying” and Malou is on the hunt. A few leaps and magnificent Malou has caught her prey. Nothing but dust remains around her from the catch and the chase is over within seconds.


When the curators are not setting up lures, Malou will chase her friend Heidi (another female cheetah) around the enclosure for some fun.

Be sure to watch Malou on her chases when next at the Centre – she is a sight to see!