Adopt a Cheetah
Adopt a cheetah in your name or in the name of a loved one and help
South Africa save these magnificent endangered creatures.
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Moya being a Zulu word for ‘wind’, probably implies the speed at which this cat can run (Run like the wind). This male cheetah can be relaxed and relatively placid when it comes to interaction with people. Moya is the more dominant brother and does not like to be reprimanded by anyone! Although the brothers have a strong bond, which they reinforce by grooming each other, Moya much prefers to spend his time alone, far from his brother Juba. The two brothers can be difficult to tell apart, but Moya is a much lighter shade than his brother and has white fur at the tip of his tail too.
Juba is a Zulu word for ‘fast’- ‘Ejuba’ means pigeon and these birds are very fast and agile fliers. This male cheetah can be relaxed when it comes to interaction with people and he is very comfortable around children. Being the more subordinate male in the coalition, he is sometimes easier to work with. Although Juba is quite calm the majority of the time, he is a typical cat and definitely lets you know when you have rubbed him up the wrong way. As mentioned, the two brothers can be difficult to tell apart but Juba is a much darker shade than his brother and has black fur at the tip of his tail.
Shadow is a young male cheetah that is at Emdoneni Cheetah Project for breeding. He and his brother, Skye, are not interested in having any human interaction and prefer to be left to their own devices.
This young male is on the project purely for breeding. He and his brother, Shadow, are relatively wild and not used to, or open to, any human interaction. Skye is quite an efficient hunter and will definitely catch any animal that manages to get into his enclosure, except the Woolly-necked storks which seem to be able to out-smart the cats.
Raine is a naughty young female that is very friendly and even more playful. She loves to run around chasing her sister or anything else that moves fast enough to be a challenge. Raine is a real girl and loves any handbags or jersey’s and as you can imagine, uses them for very different reasons to us!
Dusk is our youngest male cheetah, born from Autumn. He is a special cat with a great heart & amazing personality. Unfortunately due to his slight malocclusion and a deformed tail. Dusk will become one of our ambassador male cheetahs. Dusk has a subtle personality. He always has time for a cuddle when he gets visitors.
Only one word to describe this amazing feline – ASTONISHING!~ We bought Autumn in from Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species (HCES) to assist us with our breeding project. She is the only adult female in the project.
Dew is our youngest male cheetah, born from Autumn. He is a real character with a mind of its own. He actually loves to play and to meet new people. If all goes well, Dew will be put into our rewilding program for a possible release.