Toki the "Celebrity" Cheetah Continues to Thrive

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Date: 
28 November 2008
November 24, 2008

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy would like to announce to Toki fans, that their favourite “celebrity” cheetah is doing well in his secure, 1,700 acre haven within the conservancy.

Predator expert, Stephen Saipan, regularly monitors Toki and reports that he continues to live a natural & peaceful life, hunting impala’s and Thompson’s gazelles, skillfully fending for himself. The only set back for Toki in the past couple of years was a minor operation on his ear, to remove a small swelling that appeared on its tip. The swelling was examined and tested and returned no threatening results. Toki has since fully recovered from the operation.

Efforts to find him a mate are still underway, with future plans of establishing a cheetah breeding programme on the conservancy.

Toki has gained the worldwide attention of animal lovers over the years, owing to his dramatic endurance of unfortunate events early in life, including the death of his mother and brother.

Cheetahs are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) among endangered species. With only about 12,500 individuals left in the wild, we hope that Toki will continue to be an ambassador for cheetah conservation in Africa.

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