AfriCat Pangolin Project

Determining the home range size, population density, habitat selection and ecology of wild ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii) in the Okonjima Nature Reserve. Biodiversity across the world is increasingly under threat and facing diminishment as climate change, habitat loss, poaching, and…

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Brown Hyaena Den News

Usually seen foraging alone, brown hyaena are often assumed to be solitary animals, however they been described as ‘obviously solitary, but secretly social’ due to their highly social lives which are played out at hidden dens away from sight. The…

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AfriCat Cheetah Rehabilitation Project

AfriCat’s Cheetah Rehabilitation project was initiated in 2000 and aimed to give some of AfriCat’s captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) the opportunity to return to their natural environment.  Between 2000 and 2018, 53 former captive cheetahs were released into the 200…

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CYMOT Sponsorship

Why CYMOT supports AfriCat "Ever since Greensport was born in 1991, it had committed to conservation and support towards various institutions of wildlife conservation. AfriCat and it’s unique programmes of various conservation projects, including the Rehabilitation of endangered species, Environmental…

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Lion Lights – #LionLivesMatter

'With a Lion Light - the Future is Bright' Sincere thanks to the ALL who supported the AfriCat Lion Lights crowd-funding effort during the second half of 2017. With your support, we successfully raised sufficient funds to purchase 200 Lion…

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AfriCat Annual Health Check 2018

Annual health checks on the large carnivores at AfriCat are headed by veterinarians from Namibia and South Africa. In-depth health examinations are carried out on all the captive and rehabilitated carnivores. All the cats are darted and then taken to…

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Lion Whisperer Volunteers to work with AfriCat

AfriCat works where human/lion conflict is at its greatest, an age-old story throughout Africa where communities are going about their traditional farming methods on the fringes of wilderness areas. AfriCat works where Human-Wildlife Conflict is at its greatest, an age-old…

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The Masters

Dash, Ruff and Tumble first came to AfriCat in 2008 at the age of one month and lived at AfriCat’s Carnivore Care Centre for the following four years. In 2012 the sibling trio was released into Okonjima’s 20 000 ha…

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Metabolic Profiling of Cheetahs in Captivity

The metabolic profiling of cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus): A systems biology approach to understanding the chronic diseases they suffer in captivity. - By Dr. Adrian Tordiffe in collaboration with the AfriCat Foundation A Summary In captivity, cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) are known…

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Cheetah Flies and More….
Veterinary Health Checks

Cheetah Flies and More….

Do they really bite? Do they suck a small amount of the blood while on their host – or are they simply living off dry skin - as previously believed ? The louse fly of cheetahs belongs to the genus…

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