AGE: (2018) 5 years
WEIGHT: (2014) 28.8 kg | (2015) 37.6 kg | (2016) 35.2 kg | (2017) 35.2 kg | (2018) 35.4 kg
RELEASED INTO THE OKONJIMA NATURE RESERVE: May 2017
Mundi is one of our rehabilitated cheetahs in The Okonjima Nature Reserve. Mundi and her brother Swakop came to AfriCat when they were about six to seven months old. At the end of November 2013 Dr. H. Winterbach and Dr. D. Rodenwoldt from Swakopmund Veterinary Clinic, received a phone call about two cheetah cubs that were found near the salt works on the outskirts of Swakopmund. Employees had found them on their way home from work.
When the vet team arrived, both cubs were darted instantly. Weakened from severe dehydration and malnourishment they didn’t even put up a fight. AfriCat was contacted for help and on the Friday we sent a team to Swakopmund to check on the cats. Their age was estimated between 6 and 7 months, both weighing only around 11 kilogram. After 24 hours of observations they were back on their feet, eating and drinking on their own.
Three days later the cheetah siblings were collected by Team AfriCat and brought back to Okonjima where they were released into a small hold-over enclosure for the first few days for close-up monitoring. After a week the cats were relocated into a larger camp with natural vegetation providing a safe and stress-free environment.
Swakop and Mundi – who evidently were named after their origin – have grown into two beautiful cats, who enjoy each other’s company the most.
Mundi and her brother Swakop were released into Okonjima’s private nature reserve in May 2017. Since the death of her brother in May 2018, Mundi is roaming the wild on her own.