We had no less that 8 cheetah sightings since the beginning of the month.
This is a huge increase for us as we normal would only see an average of 4-6 sightings a month. The 3 sub-adults cheetah that are frequenting our area for the last 5 months are relaxed with the vehicles. I missed the two kills that were made one morning and arrived 15 minutes later. I still had a great sighting as the cheetah started to feed only another 10 minutes later.
They have to wait and cooled down before they feed due to the fact that they tend to over heat when they chase prey of speeds in the excess of 100 kilometers per hour or more sometimes.
By Patrick O’Brien Head giude Kings Camp