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Tuesday, 14 March 2006

Cheetah Update: Solo

From your last update on Solo, we’d like to tell you a bit more about her and what she has been doing over the past six-month period.

As you know, Solo and her siblings arrived at CCF in January 2001. They were just over a year old. When her brother and sister went to the USA, she was placed in an enclosure with 3 other females; Blondi, Sandy and Dusty. She never really bonded with any of them and was a bit of a loner, thereby the name “Solo”. When Nina arrived we placed them together and she and Solo bonded immediately. All at CCF were happy as Solo had found a friend and they have been inseparable since. Now, they live in the 200 acre enclosure. When it is feeding time, Solo and Nina wait at the gate and stalk the truck as if it is their prey. Once in, the CCF staff drive the truck down the road of the 200 acre enclosure, with the cats running behind. This gives them daily exercise before getting their food. Solo and Nina always follows the car very closely, keeping nicely up to speed as they like to be one of the first to get their food that is then thrown out of the back of the truck to each individual cheetah.

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