The cubs were part of a family group of a mother and three offspring which became separated when the mother was seen pursuing goats adjacent to the village of Sekhutlane, in the Southern District. Though two cubs were caught by members of the local community, they were not killed and the DWNP were able to recover them to a holding facility at Dithopo Ranch in the Kweneng District. Soon after the cubs were captured CCB became involved and traps were set in the area where the family group had been spending time, in an effort to capture the mother and remaining cub so as to reunite the family group.
In the meantime CCB has been permitted to care for the cubs and on Tuesday 24th March, following a thorough physical examination, they were transported to our facility in Ghanzi. The cubs are approximately 6 months old and are receiving treatment for infections to which they appear to be responding. Firmer plans about their future will follow in the coming weeks.