Images & Text by Anja Riise
For quiet some time, there hasn’t been any female cheetahs in Madikwe, so we were all very excited as the new addition was being released into the reserve in the middle of May. This young female had travelled a long way, from the Eastern Cape, but quickly settled in her new surroundings. During the first few days in her new home she proved to be an awesome hunter and kept on taking down small prey efficiently. She also seems to have decided that the eastern part of the reserve is the most interesting and has only been seen in this area since her release, something which is great for those of us working in this part of the reserve.