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Rhulani Insights Special - Cheetah collaring with Rhulani

  • February 08, 2015 | Rhulani Safari Lodge

Look behind the scenes of Rhulani Safari Lodge and feel the bush.

In Episode 13, during a rhino notching event with Rolf, we already learnt how important the management of the ecosystem in Madikwe is and the conservation efforts to ensure the survival of endangered species.

Cheetah collaring with Rhulani

In today's episode we accompany Rolf to another activity. Rhulani is one of the main sponsors targeting to establish a stable cheetah population in Madikwe and thereby contributes to the conservation of these very endangered wild cats. In 1900, there were over 100,000 cheetahs across their historic range. Today, an estimated 9,000 to 12,000 cheetahs remain in the wild in Africa. 

The two female cheetahs, which found their way into Madikwe a few weeks ago, receive today their satellite collar, making it subsequently possible to locate them on their way through the reserve. We all hope that they will meet with the bachelor group of cheetahs and have cubs later this year.

Experience in today's blog sensational images from this beautiful animal. If during your visit to Rhulani you would like to gain an insight into Madikwe's conservation activities, let us know well in advance.

“The cheetah's future may look dim, but conservationists have been working to lessen the decline in some areas.” – Defenders of Wildlife

Stay tuned for next episode on Sunday 22 February 2015, where a white rhino will be joining us for our sundowners.