So right now I am doing my second volunteer project with volunteers Southern Africa
and this is the Cheetah project
So I am gonna show you all the things that we get up to
and what we do on this project.
Are you excited Sky?
So the two main goals of the Living With Cheetahs program is to
1) breed Cheetahs to strengthen their gene pool
二是饲养它们 教它们如何狩猎 以便让它们回归野外
and 2) to raise them, teach them how to hunt and release them back into the wild.
So the first thing we did was of course get to know the cats
Now, not all the cats can be approached.
Several of the Cheetahs born at the project have been born wild and are still wild,
but others have been hand reared, which means they were raised on human touch
so they can be handled, pet and are essentially tamed.
When he is easier tamed, he is done with it. He gets up, and we don’t force him to do.
-Yeah, I know.-Now we’ll tell it’s OK.
You’ll see, we only do one interaction per day, and Tuesday has been closed with puppy.
Thank you! That was lovely.
This is Kiara and her brother Kenya over there.
And they are 10 months old. And of this litter of 5, there are only 2 that we hand reared.
How this process works is that these little guys are now learning to hunt
and when they are old enough and are hunting well enough, we release them with the other siblings
and they will eventually teach these siblings how to hunt
Now, these hunting skills are very important
because the only way a cheetah can be successfully released back into the wild
is if it knows how to hunt.
Now this is a step-by-step process that varies with age.
First, we start off with boxes,
then we move into running lores.
After that, we introduce them to the open field
to get them starting to chase and run after live prey.
However, our attempt at catching aerial shots of cheetah hunting didn’t go quite as planned,
since they they ended up being more fascinated with the drone
So right now it is 6 in the morning
and we are getting ready to take the big cheetah out on a hunt,
so they are going to be hunting for their food here on the game reserve.
Well, wish them luck.
只是提个醒而已 稍微注意下 注意下就好
Just a heads-up, though. Slight graphic warning, just warning.
We are going to drive them to a point where we think there is enough antelope,
offload the cats and walk them to a point.
Then we are going to release the harnesses.
When we find antelope, they’ll start to stalk, down to the ground
Now while they are stalking and we are walking around like a bunch of nerds.
We’d better go down. Don’t want the antelope to see us. We will watch.
As soon as they take off to the antelope, we chase them, on foot. And we run.
A very successful kill.
I tried to run as fast as I could to get it. The actual chasing
but apparently running after cheetahs is surprisingly difficult.
It’s a learning curve and in about years time
They will be ready to be put back in the wild. It is a must thing as long as they know how to hunt,
we have to release them.
When we are not teaching cheetah how to hunt , we are working with them in other stimulating ways
-Give it a try.-Come on, Sky.
Seriously, does she know what she is doing? No.
牵着猎豹散步 这真是太酷了酷极了 伙计们
Just taking cheetah for a walk. It’s cool.
And you lost a cheetah. That’s how you lose a cheetah.
Also, cleaning up after them.
And not just the cheetahs, there are other adorable animals at the project.
So here is a sole survivor of a fire. Her entire family was killed.
Before they generally have long tails. He lost his.
But aside from that, he very awesome. He looks for eagles very often
So pretty much Zulu and the Banded Mongoose, her namr is Lulu.
She is an escape artist of note.
Zulu. That one is Lulu
当有人抱它的时候 他会开始变得嫉妒起来因为他现在觉得你是他的 不想让你见别人
When someone else is holding him, he can get a bit jealous. Cause right now you are his property. That’s why he don’t meet everyone else.
So what we are about to do now is we are going to go fetch Kira. She is our free run cheetah.
The reason she free runs is because she sadly can’t be released.
Now she can’t be released cause when she was 4 days old
her mother accidentally stepped on her and broke her both shoulders and an elbow.
Another awesome part of Living with Cheetah project is the game drives on their private reserve.
#You pull me close and you say you’ll never run away#
#Think that love is game that we are gonna take#
#But what we got is a once and a lifetime searching for#
#Cause with you I feel amazing never felt before#
#But would I be so ashamed for what we are fighting for#
#Standing right at the gatesWalking your stairway to heaven#
#Baby, I’m in love#
#And I can’t get enough#
#亲爱的 我爱你 永远 永远 永远#
#I’m yours truly truly truly baby#
#Baby, I’m in love#
#Can you feel the rush#
So, at the waterfall we stopped at for lunch on our game drive. Look at it.
I think some people are going swimming.
很有可能 但我不会去游最起码这次不会 不去 不去
Very possible. Not me though. I don’t think that is gonna happen today. No, no.
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就说到这里 下次见咯 拜拜~
All right, I’ll see you then. Bye~