Cheetah eats antelopes, not livestock


This is a cheetah video.

Now, after the myth of the Big Bad Wolf has been busted

From Wildlife Extra:

Surprising information gathered from cheetah tracking in Namibia

May 2012. The N/a’an ku se Carnivore Conservation Research Project is a new project focused on conserving the land, cultures and wildlife of Namibia and rescuing cheetahs, leopards and brown hyena who are threatened by an ever-shrinking habitat.

Cheetah collared

Recently the project released a cheetah names Boris, back into the wild. Boris was trapped and taken to N/a’an ku se’s wildlife sanctuary in May 2011, after he had been hunting game repeatedly on a small game farm in the Windhoek area. Boris was released back into the wild with a fitted radio collar which transmits GPS co-ordinates daily to the project to assist them in tracking his movements.

Living amongst livestock but hunting wildlife

The collar has helped the project identify that Boris has moved into areas where livestock farming is prevalent causing some anxiety amongst some local farmers. Fortunately, Boris ignored the goats and sheep and instead hunted springbok. The co-ordinates generated indicate that Boris prefers mountain bases, going against what most would have expected of a lone male.

The money which Action for the Wild donates to the N/a’an ku se Carnivore Conservation Research Project will help the project continue with its cheetah relocation work, and provide the funds needed to purchase 3 new radio collars to allow the project to check on the movements of any released cheetahs, just like Boris. The collars will also help to understand more about cheetah ecology.

The N/a’an ku se Carnivore Conservation Research Project is a new project supported by Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild charity.

For further information on this project or to find out how you can help please visit www.actionforthewild.org.

July 2012. Some Russian travellers have recently claimed to have seen a cheetah near the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. The Russians were driving near the Aral Sea when they spotted what they believe was a cheetah. The animal was apparently filmed on a mobile phone (We have not managed to find the people involved or the clip), and they also filmed the tracks the animal made.

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