CCB set up traps on Dare Qare Game Farm owned by the Kalahari San people. We caught two male cheetah brothers the first day, fitted a collar on one and re-released them. We then caught a female cheetah with a couple of full grown cubs on Friday, collared and released her. We picked up the first collar from the male on Saturday morning, as planned. There is some wonderful footage of them drinking at a pan, grooming and walking through the veld. As well as lots of footage of them sleeping!
We are now searching for the second collar and are continuing the cheetah trapping effort with a view to fitting six collars in total. This is the first time such video footage has been collected from wild cheetah and we are very excited to a part of such an innovative initiative! Thanks to National Geographic for working with CCB, also thanks to SPOTS for sponsoring one of the collars. We look forward to sharing the outcomes soon!