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Cheetah - Dyson

dyson cubDyson as a cub.

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Dyson

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Dyson December 2015

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Dyson December 2015

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Dyson right, Hoover left, December 2015

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Dyson December 2015

 

NAME: Dyson

GENDER: Male

AGE: (2017) 13 years

WEIGHT: (2013) 41.1Kg (2014) 40.5Kg (2015) 39.6Kg (2016) 36.9Kg

ORIGIN: Omaruru

SIBLINGS: Hoover and Vax (sisters) (Vax sadly died of heart failure 2 days post our 2014 annual health check)

COMPANIONS IN ENCLOSURE: Hoover

REASON FOR CAPTIVITY: Captive reared, habituated and now too old for release.

 

Dyson is one of our cheetah AMBASSADORS at AfriCat's Carnivore Care Centre.

Dyson and his two sisters, Hoover and Vax came to AfriCat when they were just eight weeks old and their mother had been shot for killing a kudu calf. Even after their traumatic experience they settled down quite quickly and had absolutely no problem taking to food. They demolished whatever was given to them in a matter of minutes – hence them being named after vacuum cleaners. Dyson and his siblings are the 'darkest' cheetahs residing at the AfriCat Care Centre.

Some cheetahs have a rare fur pattern mutation of larger, blotchy, merged spots. Known as "king cheetahs", they were once thought to constitute a separate subspecies but are in fact African cheetahs; their unusual fur pattern is the result of a single recessive gene. In 2012, the cause of this alternative 'coat pattern' was found to be a mutation in the gene for transmembrane aminopeptidase Q (Taqpep), the same gene responsible for the striped "mackerel" versus blotchy "classic" patterning seen in tabby cats.[34] The mutation is recessive, which is one reason the pattern is so rare. Although DYSON and his last remaining sibling, Hoover are not 'King' cheetahs, and do not have the pattern mutation, they do have the rare, darker than usual colouring - which makes them both 'uniquely darker' than any other cheetah we have seen at AfriCat.

 

Adoption Fee

Adopt Dyson for 1 year: N$ 2,500 / U$ 300 / £ 200 / € 250

Be a sole supporter (adopter) of Dyson for one year: N$ 12,000 /
U$ 1,500 / £ 900 / € 1,200

The adoption fee covers the cost of food and basic veterinary care.

 


Ways you can adopt Dyson:

 

1. Adopt Dyson through our online Shop, pay via credit card or paypal.

(available soon)

 


2. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Dyson and make your donation via PayPal to africat@africat.org

 

 


3. UK taxpayers can donate via Tusk Trust. tusk trust Download a Tusk donation / adoption form:
http://www.africat.org/downloads/adoption-forms

 


Tusk UK

Tusk Trust,
4 Cheapside House, High Street,
Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4AA

Tel: +44 (0)1747 831 005
Email:
info@tusk.org

 


4. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Dyson and make your donation via Virgin Money Giving, donations will be routed to AfriCat through TUSK Trust.

 

 

5. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Dyson and make your donation through AfriCat's United Kingdom Bank.

Details for all national and international swift transactions:
Account name: AfriCat UK
Account number: 00767476
Bank: Barclays Bank PLC,
Address: 27 Soho Square, London W1D 3QR, UK.
Sort code: 20-52-69

 

 

 

africat namibia 6. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Dyson and make your donation through AfriCat's Namibian Bank.

Details for all national and international swift transactions:
AfriCat Foundation
Account number: 62245889186
Branch code:
28-06-73
Bank:
First National Bank Namibia Ltd. Otjiwarongo Branch, Namibia
Swift:
FIRNNANX
Postal Address:
P.O. Box 64, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Physical Address:
7 St Georges Street, Otjiwarongo, Namibia

 

 

 

ubuntu namibia

7. Contact AfriCat via email and state you would like to adopt Dyson and make your donation through UBUNTU - Namibia e.V.

 

UBUNTU – Namibia e.V.
Susanne und Roland Schäfer

Bergstraße 67
76646 Bruchsal / Germany

Ihre Unterstützung unserer Projekte in Namibia freut uns sehr.
Bitte geben sie im Verwendungszweck Projekt AfriCat oder Projekt UBUNTU an.
Unser Spendenkonto in Deutschland:
UBUNTU-Namibia e.V.

Volksbank Bruchsal-Bretten eG
Konto Nr.: 64750
Bankleitzahl: 663 912 00
IBAN: DE78 6639 1200 0000 0647 50
BIC: GENODE61BTT
Um Ihnen eine Spendenbescheinigung zukommen lassen zu können, teilen Sie uns bitte
Ihre Anschrift mit:
Name, Vorname

Mobil: 0049 173 3026774
Email: ubuntu.namibia@gmail.com
Blog: ubuntu-namibia.blogspot.de

 

 

 

africat america 8.  Contact AfriCat America by email and state you would like to adopt Dyson.

AfriCat America Inc.
Public Charity EIN 35-2541789

Peter & Wanda Hanssen, 7601 W. Southport Road,
Peoria, Illinois 61615, USA.
Cell: +1 309 453 5556
Email: pete@africatamerica.org

 

 

 

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