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Volunteers assist with a cheetah darting

Volunteers assist with a cheetah darting

Volunteers assist with a cheetah darting

Volunteers assist with a cheetah darting

Life in the field working alongside an experienced wildlife vet is both unpredictable and challenging

Tracking cheetah using telemetry

Tracking cheetah using telemetry

Tracking cheetah using telemetry

Tracking cheetah using telemetry

Tracking cheetah and leopard using telemetry equipment and traditional tracking techniques is the main focus at Zingela Predator Conservation Project

Cheetah at a kill

Cheetah at a kill

Cheetah at a kill

Cheetah at a kill

It is thought that cheetahs lose between approximately 10 to 15% of kills to the hyena.

Feeding time

Feeding time

Feeding time

Feeding time

A good hand-rearer should be prepared to invest a lot of effort with the reward being the release of a successfully rehabilitated animal.

Hand rearing cheetahs

Hand rearing cheetahs

Hand rearing cheetahs

Hand rearing cheetahs

Volunteers gets hands-on with the caring of orphaned animals which usually involves a lot of hand rearing. At Khulula Wild Care volunteers can complete a course on hand rearing and infant care accredited by the South African Veterinary Council.

Cheetah in the clinic

Cheetah in the clinic

Cheetah in the clinic

Cheetah in the clinic

Volunteers assist Dr Rogers on a variety of call outs. Here a cheetah has been bought back to the clinic.

Vets working in the field

Vets working in the field

Vets working in the field

Vets working in the field

Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience offers you the chance to work with experienced wildlife vets in the field on a variety of species

Wild Cheetah

Wild Cheetah

Wild Cheetah

Wild Cheetah

The cheetah is a vulnerable species. Out of all the big cats, it is the least able to adapt to new environments.

I'm watching you

I'm watching you

I'm watching you

I'm watching you

The cheetah hunts by vision rather than by scent. Prey is stalked to within 10-30 m, then chased.

Tracking cheetah on foot!

Tracking cheetah on foot!

Tracking cheetah on foot!

Tracking cheetah on foot!

Running at speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) puts a great deal of strain on the cheetah's body. When sprinting, the cheetah's body temperature becomes so high that it would be deadly to continue; this is why the cheetah is often seen resting after it has caught its prey.

Cheetah Kill

Cheetah Kill

Cheetah Kill

Cheetah Kill

The cheetah has an average hunting success rate of around 50% - half of its chases result in capture.

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Hanchi Conservation project

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Hanchi Conservation project

Video of volunteering at the Hanchi Conservation Project.= in South Africa.