We are relocating two cheetah brothers to Mapesu Private Game Reserve!

Did you know, cheetahs are the most endangered big cat in Africa?

Cheetahs once roamed across most of the continent of Africa, and into Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, as far as into eastern India.  According to the Zoological Society of London’s study in 2016, Cheetah have disappeared from 91% of their historic range, extinct in Asia and with only 50 cheetahs left in isolated pockets of Iran and the remaining of Africa. Just over a century ago there were 100,000 and TODAY ONLY 7,100 remain in the wild. The threats by habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, illegal trafficking and prey has annihilated their population.

With such small numbers in all of South Africa, aligning with the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Meta Population Project will make a huge impact in preserving the genetic diversity of the species by coordinating relocations between reserves. Our efforts with them will help to ensure the survivability of the Queen of the Savannahs.

Mapesu Private Game Reserve has a successful track record. In the past 3 years we have:

  • more than doubled the number of antelopes on the reserve.
  • successfully introduced elephant and buffalo and other species.
  • collared and monitored leopard, elephant and buffalo.

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