jeremie

Cheetah sighting in Pendajri NP, Benin

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Here is a very rare sighting from a western africa cheetah in Pendjari National Park.

There is an estimated 15 cheetah remaining in the sudani savannas from Western Africa, all located in the WAP ecosystem.

 

There park should be shortly managed by the South African foundation African Parks

 

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That is fantastic news.Let''s hope African Parks can weave their magic when they take over.

 

Are there other populations of the western afican cheetah elsewhere that could be brought to the park to help raise numbers or are they just too rare everywhere @@jeremie

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@@wilddog

 

This population is the last one in the region. There are also other population of Saharan cheetah in Niger and Algeria.

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Thanks for this news @@jeremie - like @@wilddog, I hope African Parks turns things around like they are so good at doing.

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May those 15 go forth and multiply but I hope 15 is large enough to be viable genetically.

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Very exciting news, I will be spending 7 days in Pendjari in late December this year!

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Very exciting news, I will be spending 7 days in Pendjari in late December this year!

 

 

@Sitatunga95

 

Hope you will have a great safari!!! I am really interested in your future TR. This is great people like you try to visit destinations like this one, less visited, not well known, out of the beaten tracks! By them APN should be in charge of the park if the process continues well.

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Even better news is I saw (&posted here) a male cheetah sighting in pendjari several weeks prior to his female sighting.

 

@@Sitatunga95 you will love the park.

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