The research that is ongoing into large carnivores, working with scientists, conservation authorities and the farming community in Namibia, has led to two key outcomes:
- Long-term conservation of cheetahs and leopards in Namibia.
- Namibian eco-tourism.
- Comparative animal behaviour
- Management of captive populations
- Incidence of gastric ulceration
- Ocular abnormalities
- Thermoregulation of free-living cheetahs
- Efficacy of vaccinations
The data and information gathered is recorded and made available for wider research, while giving clearer patterns of cheetah and leopard movement, survival rates, territories, geographical distributions, wild populations and densities.
AfriCat’s programme of Rescue and Release has rescued over 680 cheetahs and over 370 leopards, with 86% being released back into the wild.
Cheetah at AfriCat, Okonjima, Namibia
This work is only able to continue due to the ongoing support of charitable donations and tourism. In order to see AfriCat and the cheetahs and leopards being rehabilitated and in the wild, you need to stay at the Okonjima reserve.