A further step towards conservation of cheetah was made recently as Cheetah Conservation Botswana released a female cheetah with a GPS-ARGOS tracking collar. The female cheetah, nick-named Marjatta, was caught by CCB staff on a game farm neighbouring CCB’s Ghanzi camp. She was a mother of three nearly grown cubs and exactly the kind of animal we have been seeking to collar for some time. Marjatta was collared and released at the capture site to avoid the undue stress of capturing all of her cubs. The cubs faithfully stayed around the area while mum was being detained. Thanks to her stylish new collar CCB staff will monitor Marjatta’s movements over the next two years to better understand how cheetah use the Ghanzi farm area and better inform our conservation message.
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