Small Predators
Baggins
Serval (Leptailurus serval) Baggins was born at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre on 17 February, 2007 and joined Cheetah Outreach at three weeks of age as a serval ambassador. His role at Cheetah Outreach is to show visitors the different adaptations African cats have to specific niches in the environment as well as to demonstrate just one of the other small predator species that benefit from the presence of a livestock guarding dog on South African farmlands. Adpted by Jacqui Friedling   Information about Servals 
Lazarus and Liberty
Serval (Leptailurus serval) Lazarus and Liberty were born to our servals Baggins and Legacy at Cheetah Outreach on 21 October, 2014.  The brothers were hand-raised from a week of age to become serval ambassadors to raise awareness of the plight of smaller carnivores on South African farms and to highlight the Livestock Guarding Dog Programme. Adopted by Kat and Eric D'Dio  Information about Servals
Grace
Caracal (Caracal caracal) Grace was born on 5 January, 2016, and hand- raised at Bester Birds and Animals Zoo in Johannesburg.  She came to Cheetah Outreach at 3 months of age to replace our caracal ambassador Malaika and to help raise awareness of the plight of caracals and other small predators on South African farms, and to show how caracals benefit from the  presence of livestock guarding dogs on farmland.  She has big shoes to fill but with her confidence and friendliness, she is sure to become a great ambassador. Adopted by Deborah Wettlaufer   Information about Caracals
Ntombi and Moya
Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) Ntombi and Moya, brother and sister, were born at Lory Park Animal Sanctuary near Johannesburg on 26 August, 2008, and joined Cheetah Outreach at three months of age as black-backed jackal ambassadors.  Their role is to help raise awareness of the plight of black-back jackals and other small predators on South African farms and to highlight the Livestock Guarding Dog Programme.  Like caracals, jackals are persecuted by farmers and benefit from the presence of livestock guarding dogs on farmland in South Africa.  Ntombi means ‘girl’ and Moya means ‘wind’ in Xhosa. Adopted by Eric and Kat D'Dio  Information about Jackals
Janet
Bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) Janet joined Cheetah Outreach at 3 ½ months of age.  Janet was born at Lory Park Animal Sanctuary near Johannesburg on 10 October, 2010.  She was hand-reared  As an ambassador for her species, she raises awareness of the plight of bat-eared foxes and other small predators on South African farmland and highlight the importance of the Livestock Guarding Dog Programme which results in removal of traps and poison on South African farms. Janet greets visitors in encounters at our facility Janet adopted by Sherryl Elkin  Information about Bat-eared Foxes
Sebastian
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Sebastian, a meerkat born 11 November, 2006, was a pet before going to Moholoholo Rehab Centre in Limpopo Province. Since Moholoholo has so many animals to care for, they weren’t able to give Sebastian the level of attention that they felt he needed. Cheetah Outreach offered to give him a home and the kind of interaction this very social animal needs. Sebastian has won the hearts of staff, volunteers and guests with his engaging character. Adopted by Petra Krainer-Bender
Firefox and Diggory
Firefox was part of a litter born at Cheetah Outreach to Brad and Janet on 2 November, 2013. She remained at Cheetah Outreach to keep Janet company after she lost her mate. Diggory came from Bester Birds and Animals Zoo in August 2014 to be a companion to Janet and Firefox. Both join Janet as ambassadors for their species and raising awareness about the plight of small predators on South African farms. Firefox adopted by Kat and Eric W. D'Dio Diggory adopted by IQ Business  Information about Bat-eared Foxes
Minki
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Minki, a female meerkat, was born in 2009 in the wild, on a farm in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa, but was orphaned when her mother was killed by dogs. She was rescued and hand-raised by a couple in Stellenbosch near Cheetah Outreach. When she was 5 months of age, she came to Cheetah Outreach, and after a very easy transition, lives with sebastian in his enclosure. Minki is full of energy and loves to play. We are all happy that Sebastian now has the company of his own species and is no longer alone. Adopted by Patrick Browne
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Forrest
Forrest was born in late December 2018 to two of our bat-eared foxes, Firefox and Diggory.  Though reared by Firefox, Diggory and his grandmother Janet, he became acquainted with humans as soon as he started coming out of the burrow.  The staff decided to name him Forrest after the film character Forrest Gump.  Forrest has a lot of curiosity about his surroundings and enjoys playing with a variety of toys.   As an ambassador for his species, he raises awareness of the plight of bat-eared foxes and other small predators on South African farmland and highlights the importance of the Livestock Guarding Dog Programme which results in removal of traps and poison on South African farms.  We hope that Forrest will eventually join Janet in greeting visitors in encounters at our facility. Adopted by IQ Business  Information about Bat-eared Foxes
Bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)
Scoop
Scoop was rescued from unfortunate circumstances in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. He was approximately 4-6 weeks of age and very dehydrated when a Strand local found him for sale on the side of the road in May 2019. After being confiscated and nursed back to health with appropriate fluids and nutrition, Scoop became too human-habituated for rehabilitation. He has found a permanent home at our facility in Somerset West, joining established meerkats Sebastian and Minki who play an important role in educating the public at Cheetah Outreach - especially the discouragement of keeping meerkats as illegal pets. Adopted by Patrick Browne
Small Predators
Baggins
Serval (Leptailurus serval) Baggins was born at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre on 17 February, 2007 and joined Cheetah Outreach at three weeks of age as a serval ambassador. His role at Cheetah Outreach is to show visitors the different adaptations African cats have to specific niches in the environment as well as to demonstrate just one of the other small predator species that benefit from the presence of a livestock guarding dog on South African farmlands. Adopted by Jacqui Friedling
Lazarus and Liberty
Serval (Leptailurus serval) Lazarus and Liberty were born to our servals Baggins and Legacy at Cheetah Outreach on 21 October, 2014.  The brothers were hand-raised from a week of age to become serval ambassadors to raise awareness of the plight of smaller carnivores on South African farms and to highlight the Livestock Guarding Dog Programme.
Grace
Caracal (Caracal caracal) Grace was born on 5 January, 2016, and hand- raised at Bester Birds and Animals Zoo in Johannesburg.  She came to Cheetah Outreach at 3 months of age to replace our caracal ambassador Malaika and to help raise awareness of the plight of caracals and other small predators on South African farms, and to show how caracals benefit from the  presence of livestock guarding dogs on farmland.  She has big shoes to fill but with her confidence and friendliness, she is sure to become a great ambassador. Adopted by Deborah Wettlaufer
Ntombi and Moya
Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) Ntombi and Moya, brother and sister, were born at Lory Park Animal Sanctuary near Johannesburg on 26 August, 2008, and joined Cheetah Outreach at three months of age as black-backed jackal ambassadors.  Their role is to help raise awareness of the plight of black-back jackals and other small predators on South African farms and to highlight the Livestock Guarding Dog Programme.  Like caracals, jackals are persecuted by farmers and benefit from the presence of livestock guarding dogs on farmland in South Africa.  Ntombi means ‘girl’ and Moya means ‘wind’ in Xhosa. Adopted by Eric and Kat D'Dio
Janet
Bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) Janet joined Cheetah Outreach at 3 ½ months of age.  Janet was born at Lory Park Animal Sanctuary near Johannesburg on 10 October, 2010.  She was hand-reared  As an ambassador for her species, she raises awareness of the plight of bat-eared foxes and other small predators on South African farmland and highlight the importance of the Livestock Guarding Dog Programme which results in removal of traps and poison on South African farms. Janet greets visitors in encounters at our facility. Janet adopted by Sherryl Elkin
Sebastian
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) Sebastian, a meerkat born 11 November, 2006, was a pet before going to Moholoholo Rehab Centre in Limpopo Province. Since Moholoholo has so many animals to care for, they weren’t able to give Sebastian the level of attention that they felt he needed. Cheetah Outreach offered to give him a home and the kind of interaction this very social animal needs. Sebastian has won the hearts of staff, volunteers and guests with his engaging character. Adopted by Petra Krainer-Bender  
Minki
Minki, a female meerkat, was born in 2009 in the wild, on a farm in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa, but was orphaned when her mother was killed by dogs. She was rescued and hand-raised by a couple in Stellenbosch near Cheetah Outreach. When she was 5 months of age, she came to Cheetah Outreach, and after a very easy transition, lives with sebastian in his enclosure. Minki is full of energy and loves to play. We are all happy that Sebastian now has the company of his own species and is no longer alone. Thanks to Patrick Browne for adopting Minki.
Firefox and Diggory
Firefox was part of a litter born at Cheetah Outreach to Brad and Janet on 2 November, 2013. She remained at Cheetah Outreach to keep Janet company after she lost her mate. Diggory came from Bester Birds and Animals Zoo in August 2014 to be a companion to Janet and Firefox. Both join Janet as ambassadors for their species and raising awareness about the plight of small predators on South African farms. Firefox adopted by Kat and Eric W. D'Dio Diggory adopted by IQ Business  Information about Bat-eared Foxes
Adopted by Kat and Eric W. D'Dio
Forrest
Forrest was born in late December 2018 to two of our bat-eared foxes, Firefox and Diggory.  Though reared by Firefox, Diggory and his grandmother Janet, he became acquainted with humans as soon as he started coming out of the burrow.  The staff decided to name him Forrest after the film character Forrest Gump.  Forrest has a lot of curiosity about his surroundings and enjoys playing with a variety of toys.   As an ambassador for his species, he raises awareness of the plight of bat-eared foxes and other small predators on South African farmland and highlights the importance of the Livestock Guarding Dog Programme which results in removal of traps and poison on South African farms.  We hope that Forrest will eventually join Janet in greeting visitors in encounters at our facility. Adopted by IQ Business  Information about Bat-eared Foxes
Scoop
Scoop was rescued from unfortunate circumstances in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. He was approximately 4-6 weeks of age and very dehydrated when a Strand local found him for sale on the side of the road in May 2019. After being confiscated and nursed back to health with appropriate fluids and nutrition, Scoop became too human-habituated for rehabilitation. He has found a permanent home at our facility in Somerset West, joining established meerkats Sebastian and Minki who play an important role in educating the public at Cheetah Outreach - especially the discouragement of keeping meerkats as illegal pets. Adopted by Patrick Browne
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