Cheetahs re-introduced into F State

2013-06-24 22:12
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Johannesburg - Two male cheetahs have been re-introduced into the wild in the Free State to save the animals from extinction, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) said on Monday.

Cheetah are classified as vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

It is estimated there are fewer than 1 000 of them in South Africa, Marnewick said.

"The reintroduction is the culmination of years of work and we are extremely excited to be returning this beautiful, fleet-footed African carnivore to the Free State."

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