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Support a Rehab Cheetah

AfriCat's cheetah rehabilitation project.

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AfriCat’s Cheetah Rehabilitation project was initiated to give some of our captive cheetahs an opportunity to return to their natural environment. Although hunting in carnivores is instinctive, many of the cheetahs at AfriCat lack experience due to being orphaned or removed from the wild at an early age. This inexperience, as well as their conditioning to captivity, makes these animals unsuitable for release on farmland. The cheetahs (usually a coalition of brothers and sisters) are fitted with radio-collars before their release into the 20 000ha Nature Reserve so that their welfare and progress can be closely monitored.  Rehabilitated cheetahs are not released on farmland.

 

Besides giving the cheetahs a chance to return to the wild, the success of this project provides other substantial benefits:

  • It gives us the opportunity to assess whether rehabilitation is a successful means of conserving an endangered population
  • and it also allows for the number of cheetahs in captivity to be reduced.

The 4,500-hectare TUSK Cheetah Rehabilitation Camp was completed towards the end of 1999 and stocked with game by mid 2000. Our first cheetahs, 3 orphan sibling males, who had been with us since they were two months old, were released into the rehabilitation area in November 2000. These cheetahs were monitored daily and despite having no hunting experience were successful in sustaining themselves almost within 2 months with hunts that included kudu, impala, scrub hares, hartebeest, zebra, steenbok and duiker.

Between 2000 and 2008 another 8 cheetah were rehabilitated.

2010 another 17 cheetahs got the chance to run wild in the newly constructed 20 000ha Okonjima Nature Reserve.

The sad and unfortunate death of some of our cats does not detract from the overall goal of the project - orphaned cheetahs had the instinct to hunt and were able to sustain themselves. Guests can participate in the 'tracking' of the rehabilitated cheetahs on our "Cheetah Tracking Trail".

 

Important note: The 20 000ha Okonjima, Private Nature Reserve provides orphaned cheetahs with the opportunity to hone their hunting skills and become self-sustaining - thereby giving them a chance to return to the wild!

 

AfriCat's Cheetah Rehabilitation Project
FILMED AND EDITED BY ITV, UK - © itv 2010 - Carnivore Rehabilitation: AfriCat's Cheetah Rehabilitation project was initiated to give some of our captive cheetahs an opportunity to return to their natural environment. Although hunting in carnivores is instinctive, many of the cheetahs at AfriCat lack experience due to being orphaned or removed from the wild at an early age. This inexperience, as well as their conditioning to captivity, makes these animals unsuitable for release on farmland. The cheetahs (usually a coalition of brothers and sister) are fitted with radio-collars before their release into the camp so that their welfare and progress can be closely monitored.

 

 

Monitoring AfriCat's Rehabilitated Cheetahs
FLIMED & EDITED BY ITV - © ITV 2010 - Tracking & Monitoring Rehabilitated Carnivores: Besides giving the cheetahs & other rehabilitated carnivores a chance to return to the wild, the 20 000ha Okonjima, Private Nature Reserve provides orphaned cheetahs & wild dogs with the opportunity to hone their hunting skills and become self-sustaining. The success of this project provides other substantial benefits:
It gives us the opportunity to assess whether rehabilitation is a successful means of conserving an endangered population and it also allows for the number of cheetahs in captivity to be reduced.

 

 

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Sponsor a Collar: For more information on Radio-Collars used at AfriCat please go to Sponsor a Collar and Tracking equipment.

 

DONATIONS:

AfriCat relies on the goodwill of visitors and donors. Every penny counts, and save for statutory audit fees, all of AfriCat UK’s funds are applied to conservation in Namibia. The AfriCat website (www.africat.org) has sponsorship forms to download, which contain various animal adoption options.

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SUPPORTING AFRICAT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM:

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

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Email:
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AFRICAT 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 AMERICA BANK DETAILS FOR ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SWIFT TRANSACTIONS

africat america Account name: AfricatAmerica Inc.
Account number: 59312583
Bank: PNC
Branch: PNC Bank, Metro Center Branch.
Address: Metro Center, 1100 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois, USA 61614.
Pay Routing: 021052053 (UPIC)

 

AfriCat America Inc.
Public Charity EIN: 20-3174862

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

 

AFRICAT 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

 

SUPPORTING AFRICAT IN GERMANY:

ubuntu namibiaUBUNTU – 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
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Business Address: Spinetstraat 76, 
4876 XT Etten-Leur 
Email: info@stichtingspots.nl
www.stichtingspots.nl

 

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