Shady has been rescued by Inverdoorn 5 years ago. He was in a bad breeding facility with Velvet and Joti.

Name: Shady

Sex: Male

Age: Five

Birthday: 20th of October


About Shady

The Cape Cheetah Team found Shady when she was one month. She was in bad breeding facility. Where people just care about making money, without caring about cheetah’s health. Shady, his sister Velvet and his stepbrother Joti, were living in a bathroom. Which  were filthy, very bad living conditions for any animal. After a long conversation with the owner, the Cape Cheetah Team brought them to the reserve.

Now Shady is healthy and full of energy. He is in his second phase of being released into the breeding facility. A safe environment which caters for the happiness of the cheetah in order to save the cheetah.


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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.

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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