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Lucky enough to see the only wild cheetah in Nambiti game park. It was a real wow moment when it appeared on the horizon not long after sunrise.

Their survival is only 1 in 10 as they fall prey to lions and hyenas, being unable to climb trees.

This male was eyeing up some antelopes that it went off to stalk a bit later - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo1471583.htm

There is also a cheetah breeding project at Nambiti (Kwa Cheetah), they raise cubs, teach them to survive in the wild and then release them. Cheetahs are notoriously difficult to breed, but they have had a superb record. When they are in captivity you can lie done with them & stroke them, but they forget about humans within 2-3 months of release.

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