Earlier 2020 I followed some of the initial stages of the re-wilding two cheetah, Saba and Nairo, from the UK to South Africa with The Aspinall Foundation.
This is the first time two captive cheetah have been taken from the UK to South Africa with the intention of putting them back in the wild.
We travelled from Kent to South Africa and onto Ashia Cheetah Conservation where both cheetah were to be kept for acclimatisation before moving on to be released in Mount Camdeboo.
We left Saba and Nairo in Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary with the intention for the next phase to take place in April, however the Covid-19 outbreak has delayed their final release. So for now, they are safe and well at Ashia Cheetah Conservation.
I hope that everything falls in place and I can return to cover their final release. In the meantime, here’s their journey..