21 cheetahs and 2 leopards have successfully been released on the Reserve
A total of 21 cheetahs and 2 leopards have successfully been released on the Reserve. Endangered and historically endemic species such as cheetah have been reintroduced with the help of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and Naankuse Foundation. Giraffe and red hartebeest have also been successfully reintroduced and their numbers now constitute a healthy population. The Reserve hosts a vulture ‘restaurant’ and hide, where the endangered lappet-faced vultures are provided with poison-free carcasses. This enables researchers to study them with more rigour. The reserve is furthermore a safe haven for the endangered Ludwig’s bustard, a large terrestrial bird species. Their current population is estimated at 140 birds.