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Cheetahs Roaming Malawi Savannah After 20 Years

Four cheetahs have been reintroduced to Liwonde National Park.Four cheetahs have been reintroduced to Liwonde National Park.

For the first time in two decades, cheetahs are wandering in Malawi, as four of them have been reintroduced to Liwonde National Park.

According to African Park’s Facebook page, the four animals, two males and two females, arrived in Liwonde last week, reported.

Park officials say the animals have now settled well in the temporary holding and once they acclimatize to Liwonde, they will be released into the greater park area.

 “This is positive news for cheetah whose numbers have declined dramatically across Africa in recent years. It is also a conservation milestone for Malawi, as the last cheetah sighting in the region was 20 years ago,” a statement by the park reads.

“Cheetahs last roamed the plains on the Shire River over 100 years ago.”

The park management is hoping that the wild animals will settle well to become the nucleus of further conservation success for Malawi.

The animals were brought to Malawi with the assistance of Endangered Wildlife Trust, which sourced the best possible animals, and Robin Pope Safaris/Ulendo that transported them.


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