Then there were 4... Cheetah that is.

by Bob Shepardson
(DEBary, Florida U.S.A.)

First there was 1 cheetah

First there was 1 cheetah

Sherry and I were driving near Twee Rivieren when we came on another vehicle who had stopped. He told us that he had gotten a brief view of a cheetah out a couple of hundred yards under a tree. We decided to camp out and see if we could catch a shot. There was indeed a cheetah under the tree in fact one at a time they kept showing themselves until there were in fact 4. Felt sorry for the guy who initially told us about the one as he was long gone. They eventually got up and lay in the sand about 75 yards out. Unfortunately by this time the sun ws going down and they were in complete shade. None the less it was exciting as more and more appeared. This equals the largest number that we have seen once in kruger, not counting a mother with 4 very small cubs. Who knows, maybe next time 6 - that would really be a photo for the record books!

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Apr 19, 2012
Nice sighting
by: Andy

We have seen a few mothers with cubs but higher up the Auob river nearer to Urikaruus and Mata Mata.

Apr 17, 2012
by: Irvine

This is a great cheetah sighting in the Kgalagadi and they may be the same coalition of 1 mother and 3 cubs that we saw hunting and then bringing down a springbok lamb. Our sighting was in January this year on the nossob road not far from Twee Rivieren. I will post some pics later

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