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MJ The leopard has a dental check.
Filmed by Wild Dog Productions Pty.


Health check and radio collar for one of AfriCat's rehabilitated cheetahs.
Filmed by Wild Dog Productions Pty.


Leopard Collaring - Mafana, a large male leopard in the Okonjima Game Reserve, was always eluding rangers who needed to put a collar on him.
Filmed by Wild Dog Productions Pty. 


Annual Health Check

Each year, the AfriCat Team including our supporting Veterinarian Dr. Mark Jago, successfully undertake a Health Check on the resident cheetah, leopard & wild dog at our Carnivore Care Centre based on Okonjima. The lions of the AfriCat North Care Centre undergo a similar health check in June.

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During these few important days the veterinarians keep the whole operation running smoothly - by adeptly anaesthetising nervous individuals, thoroughly examining each carnivore whilst administering a drip preventing dehydration, keenly offering information to the enthusiastic visitor who may have come to AfriCat specially for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, to see one of the Big Cats close enough to touch!

Read More: Annual Health and Dental Check

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Previous Health Checks:

Health Check 2014

Health Check 2015

Health Check 2016


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