Cheetah update – 28 November 2012

After some well-deserved rain Mashatu is already covered in a shimmer of green new growth. The Mopane trees are a vivid green, a beautiful contrast against the dark brown soil. With the rain also comes cooler weather and predators are active for longer periods during the day. On a recent Predator Drive the family of […]

Cheetah update – 12 November 2012

Cheetahs have made an appearance once again! The family of six has been sighted on a few different occasions. Yesterday evening, while on a predator drive, guests were privileged to see them take down an impala ram. The hunt was watched from the start with the cheetah spotting the impala, stalking it, chasing it and […]

The Northern Tuli Cheetah Project

Overview The Northern Tuli Cheetah Project was initiated at the begininning of this year (2012). The purpose of the research is to gather information on the population status of the cheetahs of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, and to identify threats, particularly anthropogenic conflict outside of the reserve, to ascertain whether or not cheetahs contribute […]

Cheetah update – 3 September 2012

The first cheetah in The Northern Tuli Game Reserve has been collared! The cheetah is a mother with five sub-adult cubs that are about one year old. The family was spotted resting in the shade of a shepherd tree in an open plain; we couldn’t have asked for a better situation. When the mother was […]

Cheetah update – 19 August 2012

Although cheetah sightings have not been as prolific as we have had in the past, we have had our first cheetah photographs on camera trap! Cheetahs are particularly difficult to capture on camera traps as, unlike other large cats, they do not tend to use animal paths. The two cheetahs photographed, a mother and her […]

Cheetah update – 2 August 2012

Cheetah sightings have been spectacular once again! The mother with her five sub-adult cubs has been seen almost on a daily basis. The cubs are now almost the size of their mother, with only a hint of their mantle remaining. However, they are still full of fun and games, and it is not rare to […]

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