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Female cheetahs: now we are “cautiously optimistic”

  • February 02, 2018 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Community & Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Here is an update for all wildlife lovers, who are following our exciting “Female Cheetah Project”. The three wild cats continue to do well since the release. They are all still alive, hunt, eat, and they have even met with the males. But there are also some challenges…

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“Our” cheetah made a kill

  • December 28, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Community & Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

We do not want to withhold this photo and the great news: Alasdair found the female cheetah sponsored by Rhulani Safari Lodge with a kill. This is a good sign! The challenging introduction in the Madikwe Game Reserve seems to go very well.

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Just before Christmas: The cheetah females are free!

  • December 21, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Community & Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

The gate of the boma was opened for the three cheetah females one week before Christmas. Now we are curious how these magnificent animals will live their lives in the Madikwe Game Reserve, in freedom. We show you the first photos right after the release.

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Rhulani Insights Special – Discussing the female cheetah project

  • December 10, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Community & Conservation, Rhulani insights

Today we are at the “Lion Boma” in the very north of the reserve. Here we find the three female cheetahs who are getting used to the new environment. After many failed attempts, the hope of the reserve to finally build up a cheetah population rests on these three beautiful cats.

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Visiting the female cheetahs in the “Lion’s Boma”

  • December 07, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Community & Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Three days ago was the World Cheetah Day. This is an ideal moment to visit our three female cheetahs. They are located in the north of Madikwe Reserve in a boma and will soon be released. How is the adaptation process going, and what are the chances of a successful life for them in freedom?

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Rhino Walk 2017: All Rhulani guests participated

  • September 25, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

It was the annual recurring event in Madikwe Game Reserve, exactly one day after the “World Rhino Day”: a 5km long walk through the reserve, enriched with many activities to raise awareness and funds to protect the endangered rhinos. All guests of Rhulani Safari Lodge participated.

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Female cheetahs: “Cross fingers and hold thumbs”

  • September 24, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Community & Conservation, Ranger's Blog, Wildlife

Watch in a video how three female cheetahs arrive in Madikwe, as they jump out of their cages, and see Rhulani Safari Lodge’s Field Guide Sean, who speaks to Vincent van der Merwe from the Endangered Wildlife Trust about the “Female Cheetah Project” in Madikwe.

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Three female Cheetahs safely arrived in Madikwe Game Reserve

  • September 22, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Activities, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

Punctual and safe: Last Wednesday, three wooden crates were delivered to Madikwe, from which three splendid Cheetahs jumped out. They are the great hope for the ambitious female cheetah project of the reserve. Rhulani Safari Lodge, sponsor of one of the wild cats, was there and welcomed the Cheetahs with all our guests.

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Rhulani’s Guests sponsor rhino notching in Madikwe

  • September 14, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: Activities, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

A very warm thank you to our recent guest, especially to John Pickering and Incentage AG, who gave support to the conservation of the threatened rhinoceros in Madikwe with a substantial sponsor contribution.

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Female cheetah project: a new, hopeful chapter is being written

  • September 14, 2017 | Rhulani Safari Lodge | Category: News, Community & Conservation, Wildlife

After one year of silence, this message sounds like a miracle: three healthy, beautiful female cheetahs are arriving these days in the Madikwe Game Reserve. With great joy and hope, the “cheetah project” is writing a new chapter. When will we see cheetah cubs for the first time?

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