Namibia saving the Cheetah

Namibia has more cheetahs than any other country in the world, but even here these speedy creatures are in a race for their lives. I visited Naankuse, a wildlife rescue center in Namibia that is trying to save the cheetah and other iconic African animals. Cheetahs who will let you scratch their back, a caracal cat that can leap 12 feet in the air, and leopards and wild dogs that escaped a death sentence. These are some of the animals Marlice van Vuuren introduces us to at her Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia. The animals here arrived orphaned or injured and Naankuse’s goal is to return as many as possible to the wild. Those that can’t be released are used for educational purposes. This is part of an interview with Marlice for National Geographic Weekend 

Source National Geographic