Benji

Benji is one of the three cubs born of the Lotta first litter. When he was 6 weeks old Benji  got meningitis, which is usually deadly for cheetahs. Today he lives happily with his sister, Lula and his brother, Clyde.

Name: Benji

Sex: Male

Age: One

Birthday: 28th of May 2014

Category: .

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About Benji

Benji is one of the three cubs born of the Lotta first litter. He was raised by the Conservation Centre  after facing some predator threats on the rehabilitation camp.  When he was 6 weeks old Benji  got meningitis, which is usually deadly in cheetahs but thanks to the efforts of WCCC, he now lives happily at the reserve. 

The Western Cape Cheetah Conservation is a renowned rescue and rehabilitation centre for cheetahs in the Western Cape. In the year 2008, the founder of Capecheetah, Damien Vergnaud saved Velvet, Shady and Joti, when they were only 1 month when these cheetah cubs were abandoned in a bathroom. Today, each cheetah has his own heroic, but sometimes heartbreaking, story. The aim of the centre is to rescue more cheetahs from similar situations with the goal of rehabilitating them and releasing them into the wild. The Western Cape Cheetah Conservation then expanded and implemented a breeding programme which is aimed at countering the decline within the African cheetah population as well as increasing the genetic diversity within this species. Today Inverdoorn and Cape Cheetah can boast about the success of releasing two cheetahs back into the wild and then seeing numerous cheetah cubs being born on the reserve. Come and witness the fastest land animal reach his ultimate speed and get to know more about the cheetahs and why these runs are important to the well-being of these cheetahs.

Contact Us

112 Loop street,
8001, Cape Town
South Africa.

e: contact@capecheetah.org
phone:+27 21 422 00 13
fax: +27 (0)214 22 41 81

About WCCC

Capecheetah is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for cheetahs based at Inverdoorn Game Reserve in the Western Cape. It was found by reserve owner Damian Vergnaud to fight the species extinction.

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