Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Great Training day for young ambassador cheetahs

The young ambassador cheetahs at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre are doing very well. Achilles had his first walk out of his camp yesterday, and was very brave. He had to walk past the honey badger enclosures, and decided that he would like a closer look. After some encouragement, he walked all the way down to the auditorium, and started to get used to the table.
Achillies in the Auditorium
Zorro also took a walk down to the new interaction camp. He had a pep talk from the centre's first ambassador, Byron, who is also his father. Zorro also met a cheetah statue near the reception. He was rather puzzled by the fact that this cheetah didn't move, and didn't react when he tried to groom it.
Zorro grooming the statue near reception
Zorro (left) saying hi to his dad (Byron, right)

For further information about the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, please visit the website www.dewildt.co.za, or visit the education division's website www.cheeta.org.za

Cheetah Greetings,
Rita Groenewald
+27 12 504 9906

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