Cheetah Cubs SAVED From Extinction | Love Nature

Cheetah Cubs SAVED From Extinction | Love Nature


(paws tapping) (birds chirping) (helicopter whirring) – All four together, good. That was actually the first
cubs to be born in the park. They’re still with their mom, they’ll probably be with
her for another few weeks, so let’s keep a close eye on them. – [Man] Got a visual? All right, do you have? – [Olivia] Yeah, I think so. – [Man] Good. (helicopter whirring) (metal clangs) – So, you can see. They’re right over
there, they’re seeing us! They’ll come run. Ah, they’re running. – She has her first
litter of cubs with her. And even though they are getting older, I think that also plays a
role in how skittish she is. (vehicle whirring) – Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop! There they are. (gun clicks) Ugh, no! They just don’t have that much of a shot. A difference of five meters
makes all the difference. (sighs) – So, they definitely
know we’re on to them now. And they keep moving out of
range or going into thick bushes every time we get somewhat close. (vehicle whirring) – We hopefully dart a young cheetah. It is still considered a cub, but she is almost entirely full-grown. – She is the only female
in the sibling group, so she’s quite important
for the breeding population of cheetah here in Liwonde. So we want to get a collar on her, so that way we can easily follow her. You can see here this track. We know it’s a cat because
it has three bumps here. One, two, three. The cheetah is the only cat that can’t bring it’s claws back. Okay? So, you always see the nail there. And that’s also because they run fast, they have to have their claws out. (birds chirping) Do you just want to follow them ahead. You might get some openings
there, I don’t know. (gun pops) – Yes, okay! Aw, did you see that? You can tell, I think that’s our cat. – Over there. And this is a collar that’s
been modified here in the park to also have wood access
like a satellite program, and it will give us the
GPS location of the animal a few times a day on our computer. Okay, see how you feel about that. – I think it feels nice and loose. I don’t think she’s
going to get encouraged. I mean, she can. – [Olivia] The pond is here. (birds chirping) (cheetah purring) (cheetah purring) – So for the cheetah population in Malawi, it’s really great that
we got the collar on her. She’s a very important animal as she’s our first female cub, so we’ll be able to watch
that second generation of cheetah be born here in Malawi, and watch our population grow.

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