Blog

bannercheetahtracking

English Afrikaans Arabic Chinese (Simplified) French German Italian Japanese Portuguese Russian Spanish
Apr11

Meet the Cheetahs: In the Reserve

WRITTEN BY // Annami Grabe CATEGORIES // Meet the Cheetahs

Meet the Cheetahs: In the Reserve

These two cheetahs were released into the main reserve in mid-November last year. Every morning and every evening we go out to track these two to make sure they are all right and adapting to life as a free cheetah.

Female

The female is the one we usually spend most of our time with during tracking since she has hot spots all over the reserve. In the wild, female cheetahs are solitary, and this statement is confirmed by how well she has adapted. But don't think she only hunts easy targets; she has caught duikers, springbok and lechwes. She has been hurt hunting, but had no trouble recovering and taking care of the wounds herself. The most amazing thing about this wild cheetah is how her trust in us has been built, since she has been released.

Male

Male cheetahs form coalitions, often consisting of brothers. The male has been released without any other males for now, to first estimate how much they hunt and whether or not they will cope in the reserve. Early mornings he can be spotted next to the fence talking to his brothers and former coalition. Being alone in the reserve, however, does not impair his hunting abilities. He often brings duikers and lechwes down for a healthy meal.

We have only 14 cheetahs and one reserve trying to make a difference, but a little bit everywhere helps. And who knows? Maybe one day we could have been the ones to help save this majestic cat.

About the author

Annami Grabe

Annami Grabe

Annami Grabe was born in South Africa. She studied conservation ecology and is currently working as a volunteer at the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation.

Comments (0)

Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest. Optional login below.

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

  • Meet the team: Caroline

    Meet the team: Caroline

    Inverdoorn – What better way to get to know someone than in their own words?   Meet Caroline, happy, young and in love with Cheetahs.    Below, you can read about...

  • Meet the Team: Wilna Paxton

    Meet the Team: Wilna Paxton

    The staff at Inverdoorn hail from various parts of South Africa, and even other parts of the world. As a result they all have very different and diverse backgrounds, but are connected by...

  • Meet the Team: Christo Viljoen

    Meet the Team: Christo Viljoen

    The staff at Inverdoorn hail from various parts of South Africa, and even other parts of the world. As a result they all have very different and diverse backgrounds, but are connected by...

  • Meeting the Volunteers: Kirsty Woodhead

    Meeting the Volunteers: Kirsty Woodhead

    Before meeting Kirsty Woodhead, I knew that she had South African roots and was curious to hear her accent. Having moved to Canada at a young age, she has lost her accent and laments this...

Keep up to Date

For all the latest news about your favourite animals at Inverdoorn like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest news and blog posts about the cheetahs, the rhinos, the lions and all the other animals that live on the reserve. Read about the people who look after them and have dedicated their lives to wildlife and its conservation.

Share Your View

Did you enjoy your trip to Inverdoorn? Submit a review to Trip Advisor or send us a review via our website. We want to hear all about your trip: what you liked, what you saw, the best parts and any suggestions and ideas for how we can improve the experience for YOU are also welcome. You can read what others have said about us by checking out some of the articles and press releases or chat to other guests on Trip Advisor. You can even join our Inverdoorn Community and stay in touch with our rangers, animal handlers and other guests.

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

footer map inverdoorn