Saturday, August 01, 2009

This young male is one of three brothers. Farmers found them after they killed their mother in an attempt to protect their cattle. They were brought into the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia.
They were very young when captured and thus were unable to learn their hunting skills from their mother. These Cheetahs will have to stay their whole life into the CCF and cannot be introduced into their habitat again 'cause they have no survival chances.

From wikipedia
Males are very sociable and will group together for life, usually with their brothers in the same litter; although if a cub is the only male in the litter then two or three lone males may group up, or a lone male may join an existing group. These groups are called coalitions.
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