Cheetahs

The Cheetah Conservation Project

The Cheetah Conservation Project

Photo cred: J. Nel (c) The cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, is classified as ‘vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red Data Book List. Cheetah’s are one of Africa’s most endangered big cats. Their numbers have declined by 90% over the past century, dropping from 100 000 to only about 10 000 today. The main reason for the decline is human-wildlife conflict, disappearing habitat, and loss of prey. Namibia has the largest and healthiest

Read more...

Cheetah Rehabilitation at Erindi

Cheetah Rehabilitation at Erindi

During early 2000, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and Erindi Game Reserve teamed up to help the cheetah of Namibia. CCF rehabilitates problem cheetah from various areas in Namibia. At the end of their rehabilitation process, Erindi is able to give animals like these a safe home within the reserve.

Read more...

Cheetah Walk in the Vlei!

Cheetah Walk in the Vlei!

Photograph © Tim Smith First morning back i was lucky to join the AM Cheetah Walk with ranger G.P Britz. We headed out towards the last known location of the “Leopard Pen Boys” four male Cheetahs and with the change in the daylight saving time we used a spotlight for the first 15 minutes of drive. We found a relaxed Brown Hyena just outside the lodge and this seemed to

Read more...

Four New Cheetahs from the CCF

Four New Cheetahs from the CCF

On June 28th 2012, four male cheetahs that had previously been held at the Cheetah Conservation Fund near Otjiwarongo, Namibia, were loaded onto a truck that was headed south to Erindi Private Game Reserve for a re-wildling project. Omdillo, Anakin, Chester, and Obi Wan (aka the “Leopard pen boys”) had lived at CCF for a number of years after they had all been brought in during various times in 2008

Read more...

Female Cheetah Hershey Reaching New Heights

This photo of Hershey, the last female Cheetah from the original Chocolate Sisters was taken on the 24th PM drive by the guides while posing proudly near the airstrip. The next day she went on to kill a young water-buck not even a kilometer from lodge. This is the second water-buck that we have recorded in a month that she has taken down. She generally goes for smaller prey like Steenbok, Young

Read more...

A Quick update on the Cheetahs

The Chocolate Sisters and Chanel are well known to all Erindi fans. The three sisters and another unrelated female from CCF (Cheetah Conservation Fund) were released in January 2011. Now in April 2012 only two survive being one of the sisters – Hershey and Chanel. Their VHF collars had slowly started to fade out and we needed to recollar them both before

Read more...

A tribute to Nestlé

A tribute to Nestlé

NOVEMBER 2011 TEXT: Natasha Britz PHOTOGRAPH: Henco Bantjes CCF staff and guests and more recently Erindi have grown to love Chanel and the 3 Chocolate Sister, a group of 4 female cheetah that were relocated into the wild of Erindi in late 2010. The group has done incredibly well over the past year in their new home even with all the challenges of a new life in the wild among

Read more...

Coco Chanel and the Chocolate Sisters

Coco Chanel and the Chocolate Sisters

Weird names for a group of four Cheetahs? You bet – they sure are! But, courtesy of the Cheetah Conservation Foundation,(CCF), we have a group comprising Chanel, Hershey, Nestle and Toblerone roaming free and able to feed themselves right here on Erindi. How did it all happen?

Read more...

Latest Blog Posts

Google Map


View Larger Map

Facebook

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • A paw to the face or a bite to the ear. These lion cubs are really strong at this age, even though this is just normal "play fighting", they pack a serious punch 🤛 It makes for humorous game viewing seeing siblings tumbling about. 😼Photo: @fnventer . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #bigcats #bigfive #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "A paw to the face or a bite to the ear. These lion cubs are really strong at this age, even though this is just normal "play fighting", they pack a serious punch 🤛 It makes for humorous game viewing seeing siblings tumbling about. 😼Photo: @fnventer
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #bigcats #bigfive #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    265
    3
  • Nothing beats a scrumptious and satisfying meal. This young male lion was really enjoying his wildebeest kill! A well-earned feast. 🍽🦁 Photo: @markusoblaender . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcat #wildcats #big5 #hungry #namibia #namibiatourism #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Nothing beats a scrumptious and satisfying meal. This young male lion was really enjoying his wildebeest kill! A well-earned feast. 🍽🦁
Photo: @markusoblaender
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcat #wildcats #big5 #hungry #namibia #namibiatourism #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    336
    2
  • Stick with mom and you will find out how to survive. Eating, moving and learning skills are essential to life in the wild. Become her shadow. 🐘💕 Photo: @jeremyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #elephantportrait #canon #moodynature #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Stick with mom and you will find out how to survive. Eating, moving and learning skills are essential to life in the wild. Become her shadow. 🐘💕
Photo: @jeremyconte
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #elephantportrait #canon #moodynature #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    504
    5
  • The cheetah is the heart and soul of our work with @ccfcheetah. There are less than 10,000 individuals alive today. We have collectively undertaken a huge task to rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned cheetah back into the wild. When they are grown and able to hunt on their own, half our work is done. But then we also have to hope that they will adapt to their new environment where there are many unfamiliar predators. 😿🌿 Photo: @mishawilcockson . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #endangered #bigcats #ccf #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "The cheetah is the heart and soul of our work with @ccfcheetah. There are less than 10,000 individuals alive today. We have collectively undertaken a huge task to rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned cheetah back into the wild. When they are grown and able to hunt on their own, half our work is done. But then we also have to hope that they will adapt to their new environment where there are many unfamiliar predators. 😿🌿
Photo: @mishawilcockson
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #endangered #bigcats #ccf #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    780
    9
  • Sometimes we are so focused on the big things in life, that we completely miss the small things - which are just as special. See the crocodile in the foreground? The photographer only saw him in the image much later. What a surprise. 🐊🐘 Photo: @sonlombard . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #crocodile #sunset #waterhole #surprise #dailypic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #natureshots

    erindinamibia: "Sometimes we are so focused on the big things in life, that we completely miss the small things - which are just as special. See the crocodile in the foreground? The photographer only saw him in the image much later. What a surprise. 🐊🐘
Photo: @sonlombard .
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #crocodile #sunset #waterhole #surprise #dailypic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #natureshots"
    509
    8
  • Practising my roar mom. How does it sound? To us, it’s the sweetest attempt ever, but to the sibling on the right, it’s not that impressive. 🤣😝 Photo: @naudewashere . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #big5 #playful #roar #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Practising my roar mom. How does it sound? To us, it’s the sweetest attempt ever, but to the sibling on the right, it’s not that impressive. 🤣😝
Photo: @naudewashere
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #big5 #playful #roar #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    442
    3
  • As the sun climbs over the horizon, it beckons the wild dogs to get moving. It is at sunrise when the dogs perform their greeting ritual, exciting each other for the hunt to come. They make chattering sounds and eerie calls that can be heard for miles. This marks the start of their hunt, but during the hunt itself, they are silent. 🔇🐶 Photo: @fnventer . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #africanwilddog #sunrise #call #howl #hunt #eerie #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "As the sun climbs over the horizon, it beckons the wild dogs to get moving. It is at sunrise when the dogs perform their greeting ritual, exciting each other for the hunt to come. They make chattering sounds and eerie calls that can be heard for miles. This marks the start of their hunt, but during the hunt itself, they are silent. 🔇🐶
Photo: @fnventer
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #africanwilddog #sunrise #call #howl #hunt #eerie #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    328
    3
  • The daytime and wildlife might be awe-inspiring, but the nighttime and the milky way is breathtaking. Come spend an evening beneath the stars with us. ✨🌌🌠🌑 Photo: @thomas.bartelds . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #nightsky #stars #galaxies #universe #milkyway #romantic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "The daytime and wildlife might be awe-inspiring, but the nighttime and the milky way is breathtaking. Come spend an evening beneath the stars with us. ✨🌌🌠🌑
Photo: @thomas.bartelds
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #nightsky #stars #galaxies #universe #milkyway #romantic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    412
    5
  • One of our cheetahs, Obi-Wan, seen taking a snooze on a termite mound on a morning drive. 😴 Photo by @erinoutdoors.

    erindinamibia: "One of our cheetahs, Obi-Wan, seen taking a snooze on a termite mound on a morning drive. 😴 Photo by @erinoutdoors."
    518
    4
  • The black-backed jackal is similar to the fox with its slender body, long legs, and large ears. It is a monogamous and territorial animal, usually defending its territory in pairs by scent marking and aggressively chasing off intruders. It is a vocal species with a high-pitched whining howl that can be heard over a considerable distance. 🐶 Photo: @naudewashere . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #jackal #nature #mammals #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts

    erindinamibia: "The black-backed jackal is similar to the fox with its slender body, long legs, and large ears. It is a monogamous and territorial animal, usually defending its territory in pairs by scent marking and aggressively chasing off intruders. It is a vocal species with a high-pitched whining howl that can be heard over a considerable distance. 🐶
Photo: @naudewashere .
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #jackal #nature #mammals #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts"
    361
    4
  • When your feathers blend in so perfectly with the grass that it’s only your long neck that gives you away. It is easy to miss an ostrich from the road, but once you’ve scoped them out, they will scope you right back. The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, and only blinks once per minute. 👁🌾 Photo:@fueradel_aula . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #ostrich #neckfordays #nature #birds #birdsofinstagram #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts

    erindinamibia: "When your feathers blend in so perfectly with the grass that it’s only your long neck that gives you away. It is easy to miss an ostrich from the road, but once you’ve scoped them out, they will scope you right back. The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, and only blinks once per minute. 👁🌾 Photo:@fueradel_aula
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #ostrich #neckfordays #nature #birds #birdsofinstagram #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts"
    471
    3
  • Families who cuddle together, stay together. Even in the animal kingdom, animals show immense affection towards each other. They also like to socialize and be close to one another. Sticking together is not only essential for survival, but also for healthy dynamics in the group 🤗 📷Photo: @miss_anastasia_u . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #family #nature #giraffes #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Families who cuddle together, stay together. Even in the animal kingdom, animals show immense affection towards each other. They also like to socialize and be close to one another. Sticking together is not only essential for survival, but also for healthy dynamics in the group 🤗
📷Photo: @miss_anastasia_u
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #family #nature #giraffes #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    449
    3
  • Keeping it cool. Hippos have the right idea! 💧Photo from last week by @erinoutdoors

    erindinamibia: "Keeping it cool. Hippos have the right idea! 💧Photo from last week by @erinoutdoors"
    302
    0
  • It is not unusual for elephants to cool off from the midday heat with a swish of dust. Namibia is known for its warm climate and vast open plains. At Erindi, nature is left to run its course, and this is precisely what @mishawilcockson from @earth captured while staying with us. 🐘 📷Photo: @mishawilcockson . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #nature #dustbath #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "It is not unusual for elephants to cool off from the midday heat with a swish of dust. Namibia is known for its warm climate and vast open plains. At Erindi, nature is left to run its course, and this is precisely what @mishawilcockson from @earth captured while staying with us. 🐘
📷Photo: @mishawilcockson
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #nature #dustbath #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    1053
    9
  • There is something special about seeing lion cubs in the wild. Their innocence and playfulness is something you can only observe with a huge smile on your face. Photo by @colbybrownphotography

    erindinamibia: "There is something special about seeing lion cubs in the wild. Their innocence and playfulness is something you can only observe with a huge smile on your face. Photo by @colbybrownphotography"
    382
    2
  • All ears! 👀 Kudu photographed by @erinoutdoors on the reserve this week.

    erindinamibia: "All ears! 👀 Kudu photographed by @erinoutdoors on the reserve this week."
    310
    3
  • Bandit is one of the many male Lions that we have in Erindi. As a private game reserve, we can often get pretty close to these incredible animals, allowing for some amazing photo opportunities! Photo by @colbybrownphotography

    erindinamibia: "Bandit is one of the many male Lions that we have in Erindi. As a private game reserve, we can often get pretty close to these incredible animals, allowing for some amazing photo opportunities!

Photo by @colbybrownphotography"
    407
    0
  • Keep your chin up and let the light in. Our San families live in the reserve and their children particularly enjoy climbing trees and looking for animal tracks. The San take a holistic approach towards nature and wildlife; something we can all learn from them. 🌿🐾 Photo: @mijlof . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sanpeople #san #family #tribe #holistic #nature #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Keep your chin up and let the light in. Our San families live in the reserve and their children particularly enjoy climbing trees and looking for animal tracks. The San take a holistic approach towards nature and wildlife; something we can all learn from them. 🌿🐾
Photo: @mijlof
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sanpeople #san #family #tribe #holistic #nature #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    314
    3
  • A surprising sighting. This brown hyena hung around longer than usual. Seeing them is usually rare. They are the most interesting predators in the hierarchy. Conservationists believe that the hyena is at the top of the pecking order, above wild dogs. 🏆🙌 Photo: @naudewashere . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #brownhyena #hyena #elusive #rare #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "A surprising sighting. This brown hyena hung around longer than usual. Seeing them is usually rare. They are the most interesting predators in the hierarchy. Conservationists believe that the hyena is at the top of the pecking order, above wild dogs. 🏆🙌
Photo: @naudewashere
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #brownhyena #hyena #elusive #rare #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    314
    3
  • Charge headlong because success is imminent. A sudden burst of energy is all it takes. Lions can charge within a distance of 22m, and this great effort is only rewarded when the target is brought down. 🙀 Photo: @francoisdplessis . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcats #wildcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Charge headlong because success is imminent. A sudden burst of energy is all it takes. Lions can charge within a distance of 22m, and this great effort is only rewarded when the target is brought down. 🙀
Photo: @francoisdplessis
.
.
.
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcats #wildcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
    755
    17