Natalie Clements

Saba and Nairo

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..

Animal Sanctuaries

Animal Sanctuary the series was created for Made in Cardiff, produced by Mariclare Carey-Jones, co presented by Dai Watkins, filmed by myself and edited by Rhian George.

The series follows Mariclare Carey-Jones and Animal Conservationist Dai Watkins as they visit animal sanctuaries across South Wales  to find out about the great work they do. Each episode features a different centre, so the audience will be finding out about a whole host of animals from chimps and tortoises to owls and lemurs.

I enjoyed shooting the series so much I ended up rescuing two tortoises of my own! Here’s a video of Boris and Ron the Tortoise exploring their new home, just for fun 🙂

boris the tortoise

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