The Saving The Survivors team assisted with the immobilization and collaring of an additional two Cheetahs last week. These two Cheetahs are part of the EWT’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project. This project aims to maximise the genetic diversity of Cheetahs in South Africa and increase their ranges. Furthermore, they are vital to the survival of the species.
It is always a privilege to work with these magnificent animals. We are grateful to everyone who assisted with the capture. It went incredibly smoothly.
Why are Cheetahs important?
Cheetahs are apex predators, meaning they are at the top of the food chain with no natural predators. They help to regulate their prey populations, keeping them healthy by usually preying on the sickest oldest and weakest members. Their prey includes antelope such as Gazelle and Impala as well as Warthog, Sable and many more.
Cheetahs are also one of Africas big five. This term used to refer to the five most popular animals for hunters. However today it refers to the most sought after animals for Safari goers. This makes up a large proportion of economies, therefore Cheetahs pay an important factor in countries economies.
How can I support Saving The Survivors?
Remember that our work is only possible with your support. Please donate to ensure that we are always on hand to tend to Africa’s most special species. You can support our work by becoming a monthly or one-off donor. With your help we are able to help every injured animal in need. Please help us to do more great work, and save the Cheetah from extinction. Donate here.
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Thank you from all of team Saving The Survivors for supporting our work! Together we can make a real difference. Together we can create hope from hurt…
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