August 26, 2010
Because Ngorongoro is a pretty small and self contained area the rangers can easily particular animals. The animals will sometimes move in and out of the crater, but for the most part they spend their lives roaming the crater floor. Because of this we were able to have two wonderful sitings of the cheetah brothers. Cheetahs are very solitary animals. The females rear the cubs alone then release them into the wild and remain solitary until they have more cubs. The males will often spend their whole lives solitary, but sometimes they will take on one partner to hunt with. In the crater there are two males known as the cheetah brothers who have joined together to hunt and live. We were lucky enough to see the gorgeous creatures twice. The cheetah is Africa’s most endangered cat. Due to habitat destruction and human encroachment these animals are extremely vulnerable. To find more information and see how you can help check out here.