After CCF's successful "rewilding" of seven captive cheetahs in Namibia in 2008/2009, we're ready to do it again. Recently four long-time cheetah residents at CCF--all female--were radio-collared and released into CCF's 4,000-hectare Bellebenno game camp. The camp is fenced but has plenty of prey for the cheetahs to hunt. The cheetahs will be fed daily to ensure they have the strength to hunt. Once they've proven they can bring down prey, they'll be released into a safe, unfenced area and monitored daily. As in Bellebenno, they will be fed regularly until they are consistently bringing down game on their own. Not all captive cheetahs are good candidates for release, and CCF is home to more than 50 cats. Thank you to everyone who has donated toward their care!
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