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Jun03

Free-roaming Cheetahs

WRITTEN BY // Jenny Adenyoh CATEGORIES // The Inverdoorn Diaries

26 May - 1 June

Free-roaming Cheetahs

This week was a little bit quiet, because fewer guests came to Inverdoorn but there was plenty of action from our cheetahs. The female cheetah in the reserve is especially healthy and she has totally recovered from her injuries. We found her twice with a springbok!

The first kill was on Wednesday and I was with Leah. When we found her, she had just killed the antelope. She was eating so we went farther in order to let her enjoy the meal. The second time was on Saturday morning. Leah and Kirstine found the female and again she was eating her prey. It's so nice for her, and for us of course, to see how well she is hunting, but also the way she survives so well in the reserve. The male probably killed something this week, but it was really difficult to find and see him at the beginning of the week. When we did find him, he seemed really full.

On Friday we started to clean and settle a new area for cheetah runs for future interactions with cheetahs and guests. It's going to be farther from the lodge than the one we have at the moment, with more space to run and it will be more secluded.

This week was also a good one for Iziba and Velvet. On Saturday we went for a walk with them by the dam and both of them ran for almost an hour. It was amazing for me to see how happy they were, enjoying their freedom. They spent time playing together as well, smelled some bushes and even tried to hunt something. It looks like it's going to be a good winter for the cheetahs.

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Jenny Adenyoh

Jenny, a student from France, visits South Africa for the first time and volunteers at the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation.

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Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

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Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
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Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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