Sponsor Nip
Sponsor Nip
Sponsor Nip

Sponsor Nip

Regular price
$250.00
Sale price
$250.00

NAME: Nip

GENDER: Female

AGE: (2019) 9 years

WEIGHT: (2013) 32.2 kg | (2014) 33.4 kg | (2015) 31.5 kg | (2016) 31.3 kg | (2017) 35.3 kg | (2018) 35.3 kg

ORIGIN: Otjiwarongo

SIBLINGS / RELATIONS: Savanna, Scamp and Tuc

COMPANIONS IN ENCLOSURE: Savanna, Scamp, Tuc and Sam.

REASON FOR CAPTIVITY: After almost two decades (2000 – 2018) of rehabilitating cheetahs into the Okonjima Nature Reserve we have come to the conclusion that rehabilitation can be a successful tool in conserving cheetahs, that cheetahs - in the absence of a high density of competitive predators like leopards - are able to adapt to different environments and are able to learn how to survive in the wild and become sustainable hunters if sufficient prey is available. Unfortunately, the increasing numbers of higher level carnivores like leopards and brown hyenas due to the absence of human-wildlife-conflict in an enclosed ecosystem, makes the ONR a more and more unsuitable place in which cheetahs can thrive. For this reason Nip will remain in AfriCat’s care and act as species ambassadors

Nip is one of our cheetahs at AfriCat’s Rehabilitation Centre.

Nip and her sister Savanna and her two brothers, Tuc and Scamp were found on the perimeter fenceline of the Okonjima Nature Reserve (2010). They were observed for a few days until it was obvious there was no mother around and attempts were made to catch them. They were around three months old when they came to AfriCat.