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After 60 years, cheetahs return to Maputo Special Reserve

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Reintroductions of cheetahs into well protected areas is one of the crucial actions identified to save the cheetah from extinction. Photo: Peace Parks Foundation

In an historic conservation milestone, four cheetahs have been returned to the plains of a rewilded reserve in Mozambique, where the large cats were wiped out more than 60 years ago.

The two males and two females, sourced from private reserves in South Africa, were flown to the Maputo Special Reserve for the translocation project. 

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