Amazing Rescue Stories - Harnas Wildlife Foundation


A female cheetah and her four cubs were caught in a box-trap on a farm near Gobabis. These cheetahs were identified as problem animals and were to be shot if no alternatives in terms of their removal from the farm could be found. The Harnas Wildlife Foundation stepped in and offered to accommodate the family on a temporary basis while searching for a more permanent solution. With the kind assistance of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, various alternatives of possible release sites were considered until it was decided that the Etosha National Park offered the most viable option.

The five cheetahs arrived in the park accompanied by Harnas staff and a couple of volunteers. With officials of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Nature Conservation as well as representatives of the Park in attendance, the cheetahs were released in the vicinity of Namibia Wildlife Resort’s Okaukuejo camp in the Etosha National Park. Harnas wishes to thank all those involved for their kind cooperation in ensuring the success of this relocation exercise. We also wish the mother and her four cubs all of the best in their new environment.

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16/03/2020 -


- To all our guests and volunteers who have made bookings and have fully or partially paid but are unable to come due to the imposed travel ban by governments, Harnas cannot be responsible to make any refunds as this is a case of force majeure. Harnas however will offer the possibility to reschedule your confirmed booking to a later date depending on the course and time od the pandemic and availability. Thank you for your understanding. Let us hope and pray that this pandemic will pass soon and we can get on as normal. ...

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