Animal Releases

The release of animals into the wild is essentially the final goal in conservation. Whether it is a captive-bred animal or a rehabilitated animal, the goal is to re-establish these animals in the wild and in their natural habitat.

Over the years HESC has released a number of captive-bred and rehabilitated cheetahs back to the wild. The cheetah is Africa’s most threatened big cat with only an estimated 10 000 remaining. Although the cheetah is regarded as vulnerable in South Africa it is still endangered in the entirety of the world.

When we release an animal into the wild we do not leave them and hope for the best, we monitor them to make sure they are coping in their new environment.

HESC has had a number of successful releases over the years. Below are a few of the recent releases with links to blog posts: