AGE: (2018) 8 years
WEIGHT: (2013) 33.1 kg | (2014) 34.4 kg | (2015) 33.6 kg | (2016) 35.2 kg | (2017) 37.2 kg | (2018) 36.5 kg
SIBLINGS / RELATIONS: None
COMPANIONS IN ENCLOSURE: Savanna, Scamp, Nip and Tuc.
REASON FOR CAPTIVITY: Sam and his group of friends will remain in AfriCat’s care and act as Species Ambassador.
Sam is one of our cheetahs at AfriCat’s Rehabilitation Centre.
Sam and Nick came from the Rhino Park Veterinary Clinic in Windhoek when they were 2 months old. Someone was attempting to hand-rear them in a house in Windhoek but from receiving the incorrect diet they became ill. Nick had a perforated intestine but after they were nursed back to health at the clinic they came to AfriCat. Nick sadly developed septicaemia and died shortly after arriving at AfriCat. Sam is about 6 months younger than his new family of siblings. Sam looks completely different, is slightly smaller and darker – but dominant and the leader of this group.