The Africat organisation began by looking after 'rescued' cheetahs (and leopard) from outlying farms in the northern part of the country (because there are so many farms here, all predators run the risk of being shot on site by nervous farmers. It now has so many on its property, it no longer rescues animals, preferring to educate the locals into not shooting the predators, and by building kraals for the famers to house their livestock overnight - away from the potential killers. So, by protecting the already rescued cheetahs and educating the wider public, Africat is going a long way in helping stop the loss of this amazing creature.
|Early start on a game drive looking for cheetahs wearing a radio collar|
|One of the many distractions while out looking for cheetah in the early morning. |
Two kudu in the park.
|Male cheetah with radio collar|
|Male cheetah in the 200 square kilometre Okonjima estate|