One of Thanda Safari’s male cheetah injured his leg a few weeks ago. Since then, he and his coalition partner have been kept in a boma in order to allow the leg to heal. On the weekend the Thanda Safari wildlife team and the attending veterinarian, Dr Trevor Viljoen, together with his team, took additional X-rays and discussed the continued treatment of the cheetah.
The uninjured cheetah watched the proceedings with interest and with a few snarls. When these two males arrived in June 2018, the wildlife team kept them together in a boma in order to allow them to bond into a coalition. They were then released onto the reserve and have stayed together since then. Individuals in such cheetah coalitions have a much greater chance of surviving the pressures of other large predators.