This beautiful male cheetah was moved to Manyoni yesterday afternoon, after he repeatedly escaped from a nearby game reserve, likely in search of a mate as the park had very few breeding females. He was sedated during translocation and we managed to sneak in a quick photo with him before he woke up in his new home. Manyoni has a healthy cheetah population and his genetics will make a significant contribution to ours and utimately the meta-population. The introduction of new genetics is critical especially for species such as cheetah where inbreeding is a major concern and has to be managed. In order to “home” this male we will keep him in the boma for a period of 6 weeks as they tend to breakout if they are released too soon. He was collared already and therefore we will be able to effectively monitor his movements post release.