AGE: (2018) 10 years
WEIGHT: (2013) 38 kg | (2014) 41 kg | (2015) 40.1 kg | (2016) 44.1 kg | (2017) 44.7 kg | (2018) 42.8 kg
SIBLINGS / RELATIONS: Peanut
COMPANIONS IN ENCLOSURE: Peanut
REASON FOR CAPTIVITY: Soon to be released if not too habituated. Raisin and his brother Peanut will remain in AfriCat’s care until space opens in the Okonjima Nature Reserve for their rehabilitation to start.
Raisin is one of our cheetahs at AfriCat’s Carnivore Care Centre.
Raisin and his brother Peanut arrived at AfriCat at a year old. They had been captured from the wild without their mother and then kept for around six months. The farm where they were being kept was sold and the new owners didn’t want them anymore and therefore contacted AfriCat to come and fetch them. They couldn’t be released onto farmland as they were too young and too habituated. Raisin has a very distinct, moon-like face about him – round and cuddly-cute.