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Tom Kellie

Cheetahs in Malawi — Relocated to Liwonde National Park

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http://progressmalawi.com/2017/05/23/4-cheetahs-introduced-to-liwonde-national-park/

 

http://www.malawitourism.com/pages/news/index.asp?NewsID=760

 

https://malawi24.com/2017/05/24/cheetahs-reintroduced-malawi/

 

https://www.essentialjourneys.co.uk/cheetah/

 

~ These articles, primarily from sources in Malawi, detail the recent relocation from South Africa of four cheetahs to Malawi's Liwonde National Park.

 

The Endangered Wildlife Trust and African Parks coordinated the reintroduction of cheetahs, which formerly ranged along Malawi's Shire River.

 

The articles include images showing the process of relocating the cheetahs.

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Yes @Tom Kellie, they did bring in 5 but unfortunately one died before release, I'm not sure of the reason.  One had been released from the boma into the greater park when we were at Liwonde and we did take a drive to that area of the park to look for it but we weren't successful - 1 animal in ~50 sq.km of park was always going to be a long shot but we had to at least try!.  I believe the others were released from the bomas last Friday (16th).

 

Although the animals are all have radio collars, African Parks are not releasing details of their movements to the camps to give them the best chance of settling in undisturbed.

 

ps A TR from our Malawi travels will stagger out in due course - once I've sorted all the photo's out :rolleyes:

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3 minutes ago, AfricIan said:

Yes @Tom Kellie, they did bring in 5 but unfortunately one died before release, I'm not sure of the reason.  

ps A TR from our Malawi travels will stagger out in due course - once I've sorted all the photo's out :rolleyes:

 

~ @AfricIan

 

Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear of the loss of one. I was told in Kenya that cheetahs were prone to assorted issues when relocated.

 

I hope that the remaining quartet will find their own range and adapt to the unfamiliar Malawi environment.

 

Sorting out photos — now that's a job, isn't it?

 

You have my sympathies. There's no shortcut. Whenever it appears, it'll be most welcome!

 

Tom K.

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