Remember the cubs we got about two months ago, and the female with two cubs from the game farm we got more recently? All five cubs are about the same age, so for over a week I have been working daily to get the group together and make a new family, which has worked out very well. Yesterday we fitted the mom with a satellite collar and will work towards a release in the next couple days. We have been monitoring them via camera traps and it has been really exciting to see them all eating together.
|Cheetah mom with her larg(er) family. (c) Cheetah Conservation Fund.|
|Uschi's puppies - their first steps. (c) Cheetah Conservation Fund.|
For many of the participants this was the first time to witness a medical procedure with an immobilized wild carnivore, so it was not only helpful for the two animals to have their dental issues resolved, it was also a great learning opportunity for our course participants who were here from eight cheetah-range countries.
|International Course Participants assist with Padme's work up. (c) Cheetah Conservation Fund.|
Undoubtedly a very busy week!
Cheetah purrs to all,