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Apr25

Save the Cheetah

WRITTEN BY // Banzi CATEGORIES // Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

Western Cape Cheetah Conservation

Save the Cheetah

I have not written in a while and when I saw that Balekha wrote about poaching and horn trading, I thought I should tell you more about cheetahs, because we are in trouble too. There are lots of reasons why we are in danger. Here are the four main problems: CompetitionSpaceInterbreedingHumans Humans are number four on my list, but they are the number one danger to us and the reason for numbers two and three. I will explain all the...

Mar08

Chasing Cheetahs

WRITTEN BY // Claudia Hauter CATEGORIES // Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

RELEASING CHEETAHS WITH THE WCCC AT INVERDOORN

Chasing Cheetahs

In all the excitement over the past few months at Inverdoorn with the elephants and baby rhinos, the focus seems to have strayed from the cheetahs. This is, however, not the case and there is a lot of activity at the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation (WCCC). It is always a pleasure to catch up with cheetah handler Leah Brousse and she eagerly recounts developments at the WCCC. The good news is that "Banzi and Nushka will soon be...

Mar07

Cheetah Girl

WRITTEN BY // Claudia Hauter CATEGORIES // Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

Western Cape Cheetah Conservation

Cheetah Girl

Going to Inverdoorn is naturally about the animals and their conservation, but it is equally inspiring to meet the staff and talk to them about what they do. Not only are elephants introduced and baby rhinos rescued, there are often new people as well. Marlene Nieuwoudt is one of the fresh faces at Inverdoorn, joining the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation as a cheetah handler. She has been there for two and a half weeks, but the ease she...

Feb11

A Cheetah is a Girl's Best Friend

WRITTEN BY // Claudia Hauter CATEGORIES // Capecheetah-blog | Inverdoorn-blog

Western Cape Cheetah Conservation

A Cheetah is a Girl's Best Friend

Immanuel Kant said that "we can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals". In this case it is the heart of a woman. Leah Brousse is a French-born, German girl living in South Africa. She has been working at Inverdoorn for just over a month and her passion for what she does is evident in every word and every smile. She is a resident cheetah handler at the game reserve and, without hesitation, will tell you that what she...

Oct28

Banzi's Story: A Wildlife Miracle

CATEGORIES // Capecheetah-blog

SAVING THE FASTEST RUNNING ANIMAL ON EARTH

Banzi's Story: A Wildlife Miracle

When Banzi was two months old, we (the Cape Cheetah team), realised that he had a problem with his legs. They started to grow out to the sides. Our handlers took some photos and send it to our vets Alex Lewis and the greatest cheetah specialists: Professor Metzler and Professor Tubessing . All of them had the same answer...There is nothing you can do and cheetah facing this genetic deficiancy had no chance to survive . He had a...

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

Meet The Team

  • An American in South Africa

    An American in South Africa

    My name is John McIlvaine and I am from Seattle, Washington, USA. This is my second trip to South Africa to do volunteer cheetah conservation work, but this is my first time at...

  • Meet the Team: Mekka Pietersen

    Meet the Team: Mekka Pietersen

    When you meet Mekka Pietersen, our Assistant Lodge Manager, you will be greeted with the biggest, warmest smile. She was born at Inverdoorn, where her family has lived for three...

  • Meet the Team – Lauren Leonard

    Meet the Team – Lauren Leonard

    Inverdoorn – In the past, when meeting a staff member the game reserve has done a question and answer session to get to know them better. But, this time, I thought ‘ let’s try something...

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Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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