Cheetahs have been a part of the wild life programme at Kragga Kamma Game Park for twenty years. Some of our cheetah inhabitants were obtained from captive breeding facilities while others were animals used in the movie production industry.
These celebrities quickly became ambassadors for the cheetahs at Kragga Kamma Game Park with many visitors enjoying their interactions with these cats and becoming lifelong fans.
There is an increasingly worrying trend emerging in South Africa with concern that cheetahs are being bred on demand, removed from their mothers to be hand-reared for cub petting, or exported into the exotic pet trade.
We do not partake in any of these activities at Kragga Kamma Game Park and strongly oppose these practices. 100% of our cheetah cubs that are born in the park were raised by their mothers until adulthood. No cubs have been born at Kragga Kamma Game Park since February 2014 and we are not expecting any more cubs to be born here.
Although we do acknowledge that meeting an ambassador cheetah can positively affect people’s attitude towards the cheetah species, the ultimate message this sends out does no doubt more harm than good for the species.
Visitors to the park can still enjoy seeing cheetahs upon visiting Kragga Kamma Game Park where the cheetahs live out their days in a spacious and secure enclosure within the park.