Cheetah Sam is one of 421 Cheetahs who forms part of the EWT range expansion project.
In January 2020, Sam was about to be relocated but shortly before this day, he was seriously injured and taken to Old Chapel Veterinary Clinic for surgery and close monitoring by Dr Peter Caldwell and his team.
The stress, caused by being kept in a confined area, resulted in Sam chewing his wound and bandages. This hampered his recovery greatly.
The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre was asked to assist.
The Centre provided Sam with an enclosure where he could resume his post-operative recovery, be more enriched and distracted by the other Cheetahs around him and explore a new environment.
On 6 October 2020, Vincent van der Merwe, EWT’s Cheetah meta-population Coordinator, transported Sam to his new home at the Mountain Zebra National Park in Eastern Cape