Hello, I'm Julie. I'm 26 years old and I'm French. I have had a passion for animals since I was a child, and I wanted to try a true experience in the wild. I discovered Inverdoorn on TV and wanted to try volunteering for four months in this beautiful reserve.
I arrived three weeks ago and it's amazing. The people are very nice and the cheetahs are adorable. This week I was finally able to meet the cubs. It was amazing and they are adorable. Leah has told me about the progress they make every week. They are eating a lot of meat and have started to drink water on their own. The first time they drank water they started biting it and didn't know what to do, which was adorable. Their coordination is also much better and they have started to run around and chase each other, training their hunting skills.
This week I also learned how to track the cheetahs in the reserve. We saw the wild cheetah female, which had hunted a blesbok – it was incredible for me to see. The wild male has been moving around a bit, even to areas of the reserve he doesn't usually go, so that was quite interesting! I really enjoy the tracking, because you see the animals in their natural environment. Since we are out in the reserve I was able to see a lot of different animals, like a family of giraffe and a family of ostrich. It was beautiful. That's all for the week, I will write again soon.