They are the stars of the Centre!
Some were born and hand-reared at the centre, others came from breeding facilities located in South Africa. If you wish to see more of a specific cheetah, just click on one of the pictures below to access a personal photo gallery.
- Gender: Male
- Born on 20 March 2014 and hand-reared at the Dell Cheetah Centre
- Parents: Jasmine and Trigger
- Siblings: Duke and Keagan
- Role: Ambassador cheetah
Raphael was born at the Dell Cheetah Centre in March 2014 and was hand-reared by Estelle and Hardus. He is a gentle young ambassador to the cheetah species, entertaining groups of visitors at the Centre and at our partner lodge SunWa River Lodge (www.sunwa.co.za).
Jakes was donated to the centre by Dr. Van Der Westhuizen from Bothaville in October 2014. Jakes is a very handsome cheetah, but he was not hand-reared and is not very fond of humans, especially men. Therefore, he is only suitable for breeding purposes.
- Gender: Female
- Born on 4 June 2011 and hand-reared at the Dell Cheetah Centre
- Parents: Tessa and Caine
- Siblings: Tippie and Caine Junior
Jade is quite a character as she only likes women! She was born at the Dell Cheetah Centre in June 2011 and was hand-reared by Estelle, which whom she developped a very stong bond. Jade unfortunately has a genetic disorder that affects her front legs and therefore, she will not breed.
Jody was donated together with Jakes by Dr. Van Der Westhuizen from Bothaville in October 2014. It took her very long to adapt to her new enviroment but she eventually settled in. She will be uses for breeding purposes when she is ready.
- Gender: Male
- Born: 15 July 2017, Hand reared at The Dell Cheetah Centre.
- Parents: Breeding Loan
Cassidy was born in 2017, he was the first cub to be born in four years. He is very gentle though sometimes a 'naughty' boy who spends his days playing with all of his toys.