Saba and Nairo were raised and living at Howletts Animal Park in Kent. The Aspinall Foundation works with both Howletts and Port Lympe Reserve (also in Kent) where animals are released into protected habitats where possible as part of The Aspinall Foundation’s ‘Back to the Wild’ programme.
There are less than 7000 cheetahs left in the wild and the species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species, so the rewilding of Saba and Nairo is a crucial step for wildlife conservation.
The cheetah brother’s will first move to Africa’s Western Cape, to a cheetah centre called Ashia, before relocating to Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve, a 14,000 hectare property in Great Karoo, where it is hoped the pair can be reintroduced to the wild. You can keep track and support their journey online by following: