Exciting times in the Eastern Cape as Pumba Game Reserve acquires three 14 month old male Cheetah from Addo Elephant National Park. They are currently being kept in the Boma, which is done to allow an opportunity for them to acclimatize to their new surroundings. Their addition is a joint operation between SANParks and Pumba Private Game Reserve where they have been given a new home to establish themselves in. There is already a small population of Cheetah at Pumba, and these three males promise to bulk the numbers. They will be kept in the Boma until they are about 20-24 months old, or until the game managers are confident that they can hunt and look after themselves.
These beautiful animals are well known for their speed, grace and beauty, and sadly have suffered near extinction. For the species to survive we need to look for strategies that suite both man and predator. Even though humans are the greatest threat to Cheetah, we also hold the only solution to its survival. Pumba Game Reserve are one of the South African reserves facilitating this and aim to create the correct balance for these young Cheetah to have a very happy Pumba existence ….
This is one of the Cheetah I found at Pumba on my last visits, good to know we’ll be getting some new friends.