A visit to a Cheetah Sanctuary and the St Lucia Wetlands

Date                          Thursday 24 November 2016

 

Today’s trip took in a Wild Cat and Cheetah Sanctuary where cats are rescued and there is a breeding program aiming at reintroducing cats back to the wild wherever possible.

 

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It may look like your average moggy but it certainly is not – an African Wild Cat

 

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OK, so you don’t want to pose for a photograph – a caracal at rest – not to be trifled with

 

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This splendid specimen is a serval, a highly developed killing machine

 

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Granny what big teeth you have – a young cheetah

 

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And the same fine animal showing where its speed comes from

 

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And next to the St Lucia Wetlands, Hippo heaven

 

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Hippos form family groups that can be very large, in every sense of the word

 

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A mother with calf – keep clear – taken with a tele photo lens

 

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Time for bed said Zebedee, or perhaps not