Friday, 30 April 2010
Cheetahs and racing are a great match. Last June, Lord Paul Drayson displayed the CCF logo on his Aston Martin #87 at Le Mans 24. You can photos here: http://www.draysonracing.com/images/2009/ff.html.
If you know anyone who races cars and would like to help CCF gain exposure, please let us know!
The female has remained up in the mountainous region in the eastern section of Neuhof Noord. She has gone down to the Hammerstein border a couple of times, but at present shows no sign of wanting to return further south. As of 3 A.M. yesterday morning, she was 8 km east of the NRNR border and 4 km east of the C19 road.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Trying to steal the occasional bone from her pen mates but they soon let her know who are the bigger ...cats. (She’s basking in the evening sun right now!).
Monday, 26 April 2010
Cheetah Conservation Fund Trustee
Friday, 23 April 2010
HI – have been back and forth with phone calls this morning about Chewbaaka – he has gone downhill over the past couple days and was anesthetized today for kidney problems - I got an urgent email this morning from Anais (our vet tech) and fortunately she contacted our friend vet at the National Zoo and decided to give fluid therapy immediately – so as I got the message, Chewbaaka was already in the clinic. It sounds like he will be OK for a bit – we know that with his age that this was coming. But, now we will have to monitor him closely. He apparently vomited a couple days ago and then went off his food and was drinking a lot of water. He was dehydrated. So, he should be OK until Bruce gets back home at the end of next week – but this is very worrisome and I hate being so far away from him when he is not feeling well.
Besides that, the last couple days have been a whirlwind. We arrived in California and have been at talks, media and more lunches and dinners. Yesterday was the big day at the USC campus – I gave a talk, had an interview with Voice of America yesterday and will do NPR today. Tonight is the big Tyler Awards dinner. Hope to be less tired today – the last couple days have been exhausting!
The Tyler Committee is made up of great and nice ecologists from many different universities and other environmental groups. They have treated us really nice. Stuart Pimm, the other award recipieng, is also very nice and funny.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Friday, 9 April 2010
Thursday, 8 April 2010
I only have three points from the last week for the female, although two of them are from yesterday. It seems likely that she spent most of that time on Neuhof, although she seems now to be heading south again and as of 10:36 PM last night she had just crossed the Hammerstein border and was about 80m south of it, and 7 km ENE of the NRNR boundary.
Monday, 5 April 2010
I thought you might like to see one of the latest images from the camera network on the CCF reserve. This is the first time I've got pictures featuring three rhino in shot together. The back and right rhinos are males while on the left is our youngest female.
Sunday, 4 April 2010
PS: We received a clarification from NamibRand with good news.The farm Neuhof is now in the hands of new “conservation minded” owners and the cheetahs should be safe there. The new owner plans to make conservation their primary land use.