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Oct28

Banzi's Story: A Wildlife Miracle

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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...

Aug02

10 Creative Ways to Save the Cheetah

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GET INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT FOR LIFE!

According to a UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) report, the main reasons driving cheetahs to their extinction are "habitat loss and degradation, urban development and hunting". This sad reality results in the fact that, today, the cheetah population stands at 10% of their historic highs. In whole Africa, the estimated number of adults is not more than 10 000 and less than a thousand in South Africa. Moreover the loss of...

Feb23

Becoming a BIG Boy

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JOTI'S MOVING OUT

Becoming a BIG Boy

Joti is soon three years old – in cheetah years it means he is now an adult. So Damian and the WCCC team had a special surprise for him! For Christmas 2011 Joti got his own new house and a new camp. It´s in a prime location - directly in our cheetah reserve. To get used to our eight wild cheetahs, Joti is for the first time in a separated area in the middle of the reserve. Now they can see and sniff each other, but don´t get in...

Feb23

Becoming a Volunteer

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THE STORY OF LENA

Travelling to Africa and gaining new experiences there was always a dream of mine. Thanks to Inverdoorn Game Reserve the dream became reality. When I arrived I was excited to meet the cheetahs and I was totally amazed how close they are to the humans. Now, three weeks after my arrival, I can walk the chetaah ladies, Velvet and Nushka. I remember the moment when Lisa first gave me Velvet's leash and said: "It's your turn!". A...

Feb21

The Future of Joti

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STARTING A NEW LIFE

The Future of Joti

Joti has now been moved to the wild cheetah reserve, where he stays in an enclosed camp. It is a nice medium-sized camp with a house where he can sleep at night and a female on the other side of the fence. Hopefully we will be able to put them together for breeding if all goes well, and they like each other. He can start his new and wild life!The other wild cheetahs in the reserve can visit him, but only through the fence so they...

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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

  • Meeting the Volunteers: Marion Sabatié

    Meeting the Volunteers: Marion Sabatié

    With her boundless energy and a permanent twinkle in her eye, Marion Sabatié reminds me of a mischievous pixie. I was with her when she first arrived at Inverdoorn and her nervous,...

  • Dutch Delight

    Dutch Delight

    I am Cynthia Knuppe, a 28 year old woman with a Dutch nationality. In the Netherlands I used to work as a dental hygienist for about six years. In the beginning of 2012 I decided to take...

  • 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...

  • Meeting the Volunteers: John McIlvaine

    Meeting the Volunteers: John McIlvaine

    I mentioned previously that the cheetah team could no longer be referred to as the cheetah girls, and this is due to the presence of John McIlvaine. Coming from Seattle in the United...

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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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