Update: Updates on some of the sub-adult cheetahs: the 4 females that will soon enter the wilding program.
The four De Wildt females currently at Ashia’s central hub in Paarl. All four cheetahs continue to show great indicators of health and instinctual behaviour.
Four male youngsters are currently at Kuzuko. All doing exceptionally well and are a tight coalition.
All 8 cheetahs are ear-marked for reintroductions in Southern Africa in coordination with the EWT.
Update: The four cheetahs each have truly distinct personalities now, despite being so similar in temperament. They’re all very healthy cheetahs with incredible appetites and we can’t wait to start the next stage of their journey to the Wilding and Release process…
Update on the four females earmarked for wilding & release, that came to Ashia’s centre in Paarl from Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre De Wildt near Pretoria.
All cheetahs are well, devouring their diet of game and showing their wild instincts. They recently caught (and killed) a goose in their large enclosure at Ashia – great to see their drive to hunt already there. The health indicators that the Ashia team monitor all point towards four very healthy cats.
Update: The four female cheetahs from De Wildt currently at the centre in Paarl until they enter Ashia’s Wilding & Release Program. It’s not often that we get the chance to photograph them all in the same shot without one of them moving away, approaching or hiding behind a tree
These ladies are growing and maturing into strong individuals with quite distinct personalities.