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Jul07

Animal Activity

WRITTEN BY // Leah Brousse CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

30 June - 6 July

Animal Activity

Last week we said goodbye to our lovely volunteer Jenny, which was very sad for us. But this week, we got to welcome a new volunteer, Julie, who is also from France. I'm sure her first few days with us have been very busy and confusing trying to learn everything, but she seems to be enjoying herself, which is good! She will write a welcome report in a couple of weeks when she has settled in nicely.

The past few days have been very interesting for us with tracking in the reserve. The female has spent almost the whole week in roughly the same place, quite near to the male. She has occasionally wandered around his territory before, but does not often stay long. We will continue to monitor her behaviour and movements over the next few days and see if she does anything else unusual!

The weather is definitely taking a turn on us now, getting a bit chillier and with a few more spots of rain! Unfortunately it means that we haven't been able to take Velvet and Iziba to the dam in a little while, but they enjoy having a nice run around in the playground, even if they get a little soggy! Hopefully we will have some nice weather this week so we can take them for a nice long run and really tire them out.

And last, but not least, the cubs! One of the little boys has caught a bit of a cold in this weather, but he is recovering very well, and will hopefully soon be back to play-fighting with his brother and sister! I spent some time babysitting them earlier in the week when it was still sunny. It is amazing to see how fast they are growing and developing. Watching them trying to run, but not quite able to catch up with their own legs, is very adorable!! Keep an eye on the Inverdoorn page for when we announce their names!

About the author

Leah Brousse

Leah Brousse

Leah Brousse is the main cheetah handler at at the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge. She was born in France, grew up in Germany and now calls South Africa home where she is making her dream of working with cheetahs come true.

Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

112 LOOP STREET 8001
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 220 013
Fax: +27 (0)86 719 71 50

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

Meet The Team

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  • 2 weeks among the marketing team

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Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

112 LOOP STREET 8001
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 220 013
Fax: +27 (0)86 719 7150

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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