Split (mother to Saba and Nario, who were recently translocated to South Africa) is pretty laid back and only shows interest in her keepers if there is food around! Sifiso has previously sired a litter of cubs and it is hoped that he and Split will breed successfully in the future.
Your Adoption Really Helps
By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.
What's included in your adoption?
Digital pack £25
Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Adoption pack will be delivered straight to your inbox
Printed pack £35
18cm cuddly toy
Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
Certificate of adoption
Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
Please note: Automatic name generation is currently unavailable for Digital adoptions certificates. These will be left blank for the purchaser or recipient to enter. For Printed Adoptions please providethe recipients name and it will be manually entered when you order is processed.
Fun Facts about Cheetahs
The fastest cheetah ever recorded covered 100 metres in 5.96 seconds, smashing Olympian Usain Bolt's world record of 9.58 seconds.
Diet & habits
A daylight hunter with its blending spotted coat, the cheetah will prey on animals in the grasslands especially antelope and hares.
Using stealthy movements, the cheetah will sprint after its prey to knock it down and will then drag its kill off to a hiding place to protect it from others animals who may attempt to steal it. Cheetahs only need to drink once every three to four days.
Where can they be found in the wild?
With their population under pressure, most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa.
How long do cheetahs live with their parents?
Cheetah cubs live with their mums for one and a half to two years learning and practising hunting techniques.
How do cheetahs communicate?
Cheetahs vocalise using a range of purrs, growls, hisses and bird-like chirps. They are physically incapable of roaring, and so are not classified as true big cats.
How we're helping
In conjunction with Howletts Wild Animal Park, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and a team of dedicated conservationists from around the world, The Aspinall Foundation have sent two cheetahs back to the wild and they have been reintroduced successfully.