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There is a cheetah on the loose – Tshwane residents warned


There’s a cheetah loose in Tshwane and the city has warned residents to be on the lookout for the predator, which escaped the Rietvlei Nature Reserve on Tuesday.

It is not clear how the cheetah escaped the reserve but the city suspects the animal may have got out using a hole dug by smaller animals under a fence.

“The fence is also electrified and cheetahs in the past never managed to exit the nature reserve. The parameter is patrolled daily and repairs are done regularly to prevent incidents like this,” the City of Tshwane spokesperson, Selby Bokaba, said in a statement.

A sighting of the cheetah outside the nature reserve was first reported by a nearby landowner, who informed the reserve’s management, the city said.

“The cheetah has a neck collar that sends signals for tracing purposes. Members of the EWT [Endangered Wildlife Trust] team are in a process to try and capture the animal. A veterinarian is also standby to tranquilize the animal,” Bokaba said.

Visitors and members of the public can report sightings of the predator by calling 082-322-5639.

-The Citizen

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