cheetah80

Oloololo Cheetah Boys

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Here is a video my partner took in June, when the Oloololo boys were in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Sadly one of them has recently succumbed to cat flu.

 

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@@cheetah80 Super video, I like the time lapse affect when one jumps from the tree. Was that done with a series of stills?

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Nice vid."cat flu", is that virus found naturally in wild Cats, or is a domestic virus that has spread?

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@@cheetah80 Super video, I like the time lapse affect when one jumps from the tree. Was that done with a series of stills?

 

Thanks, it is slowed down video footage :)

 

 

Nice vid."cat flu", is that virus found naturally in wild Cats, or is a domestic virus that has spread?

 

 

I believe that it occurs naturally in cheetahs - but I stand to be corrected on this one as I am not sure.

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Cool video.

 

The last boy has the same (cat flu or not) although as of 7 October he looked well and KWS had said he was likely to survive. Another cheetah in Lemek has it too and two pther males died of similar a few months ago.. Femke Brookhuis of the Mara Cheetah Project was worried enough that she called out KWS vets to dart the Oloololo Boy and do tests to identify the virus and decide whether there was a potentially really serious epidemic. You can read about it on the Mara Cheetah Project Facebook page,

 

If anyone sees a cheetah in the Mara with what looks like a swollen neck I am sure Femke would really appreciate you contacting her or her team, even if it turns out to be the Oloololo boy.. I am not sure they do know it is common cat flu.... have asked though.

 

Sorry for hijacking the thread @cheetah80

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