Cheetah at Marwell

Cheetah

Walk stealthily up the wooden boardwalk of Savannah Tracks and see if you can spot our elusive cheetah lurking in the bushes…

…of course, if the sun’s out he might just be taking it easy and enjoying a few rays on his rock.

Marwell is actively involved in conserving cheetahs in Africa. This includes tracking wild cheetahs to understand how far and wide they roam and advising Zimbabwean farmers and local communities on practical methods of farming to avoid harming them.

Find out more about our cheetah conservation in Savannah Tracks’ outpost. Here, you’ll also find a range of skulls highlighting the Cheetah and other big cats - as well as the varied prey which they enjoy in the wild.

Listen out for our colony of greater flamingo, just down the road from the cheetah. We previously added mirrors and a “greater flamingo soundtrack” to give the illusion of a larger group – to encourage them to breed. We’ve had chicks so it’s been successful!

If you develop a soft spot for our cheetah then why not adopt? You’ll be making a very welcome contribution to the care of our animals in the zoo (and helping to fund the tonnes of fresh meat which our carnivores consume each year).

In the wild

Near the cheetahs? Look out for:

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I had an amazing experience with the penguins, the staff were incredibly informative and friendly and it was great to see the bond between the staff and the animals.Sophie, 23rd January 2020