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Monday, 29 August 2005

Three Musketeers arrive at CCF

CCF was called to collect three eight-month-old cheetahs from a game farm near Karibib, caught after their mother, one sibling and two other adults were shot. All three are doing well, and are now being integrated with another group of youngsters. They are inseparable, and it was a foregone conclusion that they would become named after the Three Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and D'Artagnan.

Many of the cheetahs we deal with are trapped in game camps. This remains a difficult problem to solve, as the only solution to predator conflict in a game camp area is to keep the predators out, a very costly exercise few farmers are willing to undertake. The result is that any cheetahs getting through the game fence are simply shot - a futile exercise, as they will simply be replaced by others.

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