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New cats on the block

Posted on May 30, 2018

It has been a while since we have had a little shake up. With the current resident lions shifting territories, new cats are moving into the area.

We had received exciting news that a female cheetah with two cubs was moving steadily west. How long it would take for them to reach us only time would tell. This week we were all surprised to find them on our traverse.

Image by - Johan de la Rey

Apparently these wild felines made their way down from the Thornybush area and settled here in Sabi Sands.

Image by - Stuart Buy Image by - Stuart Buy

The cubs are around 9 to 10 months old. They have lost 2 of their siblings due to attacks from lions and 1 from a snake bite. With less pressure from lions, there’s a good chance that these young cubs might survive the next few crucial months.

Image by - Stuart Buy

 

Written by: Cal Butler

One thought on “New cats on the block

  1. I hope they stay around until we come back. Last two trips we missed out on up close and friendly with cheetahs, saw everything else in abundance to make up for it though.

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