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 Post subject: Cheetah in Addo???
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:11 am 
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I just saw photos, posted on the Addo Facebook page, of Cheetah in Addo. Is this true? When were they intruduced?


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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah in Addo???
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Henk I saw those photos too................ :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah in Addo???
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:53 am 
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Hi Henk,

These Cheetah were not introduced. As far as I understand, they escaped into the park from a neighbouring property. There were 3 initially, but one was captured straight away and put in the bomas. The remaining two were apparently captured too, but this is obviously not the case.

An incredibly lucky sighting. But, they are not endemic to that area of the park, so unfortunately I agree they should be recaptured and sent home.

Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah in Addo???
Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:21 am 
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Maybe they should keep coming back till we have them permanently! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah in Addo???
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They were seen again over the weekend, so they are still in the park!


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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah in Addo???
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:59 am 
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We spotted both of them last Friday (Nov 14) on Ngulube loop - so they are still there


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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah in Addo???
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CzechGuy wrote:
We spotted both of them last Friday (Nov 14) on Ngulube loop - so they are still there


Great news!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheetah in Addo???
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:41 pm 
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so here they are - the second one is to the right, you can barely see his ears

https://www.dropbox.com/s/485x3v7h1ohvocs/Addo_Cheetah.jpg?dl=0


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