Cheetah Conservation in South Africa
Crowpix Conservation Photography was recently in Limpopo, South Africa, to participate in a project that involved the rehabilitation of a wild, free-roaming Cheetah in the area.
How Many Cheetahs Are Left in The Wild?
There were an estimated 100,000 global free-roaming Cheetahs at the turn of the 20th century. That number has dwindled to approximately 6674 today.
Conservation of the last free-roaming wild Cheetahs is at a critical stage, and the ongoing work of conservationists regarding Cheetahs must be continued.
Cheetah Rehabilitation in South Africa
Our free-roaming Cheetah got injured on an electric fence crossing a farmer's land and was found with an injured leg by Mark, the owner of Tumbeta Private Nature Reserve and Conservancy.
While climbing under the electric fence, the Cheetah ripped the skin from its leg, and the Cheetah's injuries were severe.
The injured Cheetah was handed into the care of the Cheetah Outreach Trust, an NGO that monitors and protects the remaining free-roaming Cheetahs along the South Africa and Botswana border.
The project manager and field officer from the Cheetah Outreach Trust took the Cheetah in to treat the wound after three weeks of care.
As the photographs below show, the rehabilitated Cheetah was released into a secure boma, where he would live for the next three weeks to monitor his recovery.
Update on Cheetah Rehabilitation at Tumbeta Private Conservancy
Crowpix Media is happy to report that the injured Cheetah completed the rehabilitation in the boma and has been rewilded onto the conservancy.
The Cheetah has made a kill and has been seen around the conservancy at the watering hole.
The wild Cheetah is successfully back to his free-roaming ways.