Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (Cheetah Project)
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (Cheetah Project) focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of their core disciplines.
There are currently less than 10 000 cheetahs worldwide, placing them on the endangered species list. The long-term goal of Cheetah Project is to replenish the wild cheetah population as well as reduce inbreeding and subsequent sterility of the cheetahs.
Moholoholo animal rehabilitation center
At Moholoholo we are often faced with the difficult decision of what to do with an injured or poisoned animal which will not be able to be released back into the wild. As a result, we have a number of ‘permanent residents’ that reside at the centre at our own cost and are used as ‘ambassadors’ for their species.
Members of the public are therefore able to get an ‘up close and personal’ experience of these incredible creatures, while we have the ability to practically demonstrate to the public the problems that wildlife is facing as well as being able to share information about each animal here at the Centre.