Shadow and Skye were sent to Cheetah Experience in Bloemfontein, 6 months ago, for a breeding exchange to ensure that the cheetah DNA is conserve for our next generation.
Abby, their gracious 5 year old female cheetah chose our handsome Skye and only had eyes for him. The two of them spent some quality time together….. and now we are delighted to share the very exciting news with you. Abby gave birth to 5 beautiful cubs!!
Being a young female and also having her first litter, Abby experienced some difficulties with the labour process. Both veterinarians opted for the best option for both Abby and the cubs and they were born with a cesarean section.
Riana and her dedicated team, along with Dr’s Ryan Niemand and Sandra Bertram, assisted Abby during her operation. Abby and cubbies are doing well. Riana had to jump in to help with the very important feeding routine while Mom is recovering.
Abby, unfortunately, will not be able to raise her first litter due to the pain medicine and antibiotics she has to take to get better. In nature, this event would have been fatal for Abby and her cubbies. We are privileged to be able to add to the number of cheetah still left in South Africa.