AMICI DELLO TSAVO
14-01-2017 by Giovanna Grampa
Unfortunately this time we could not save one of the many wonderful animals that inhabit the savannah around Malindi.
After saving elephants fell into puddles and lions freed from the bonds placed as traps by poachers, the animal world has launched its SOS for a wounded cheetah.
Another story to tell the result of the collaboration with the Italian passion for animals but in this case with a sad ending.
And once again Simone Trentavizi, the Shoroa Camp owner to raise the alarm through a chat reserved for operating conservationists and the Honorary Warden of Tsavo and Malindi.
The animal is out of the park, not far from the Galana River. Interweave frantic messages into chat: GPS location, severity of injury, demand for veterinary intervention and request for replacement in overseeing the animal as Simone Trentavizi has guests to the field and can not continue the nell'avvistamento control. Fortunately is returning from Tsavo towards Malindi, Luciana Franci holder of the safari company Passion of Africa that becomes available in the 'rotation until the arrival of the Scheldrick Trust team, alerted and organized for this type of interventions. On arrival, the exact point of the GPS coordinates provided, however, does not find the cheetah who has since moved away limping, losing track of him.
On the spot, however, some private cars had approached the cheetah to photograph, probably not knowing the cause the poor beast a strong stress and interfere with rescue operations.
It just has to try the cheetah walk, task for the Scheldrick the team by virtue of his experience and caution precisely because it hurt. Everyone is waiting with bated breath for confirmation of the discovery comes the next morning. Private cars have caused a delay in the rescue of over 24 hours and, unfortunately, the fast predator of the savannah was too weak and did not survive. To no avail the vet care. Known for being the fastest mammal of Africa, the cheetah is likely to become extinct. A recent census seems that only 7,100 specimens remain in the wild, in six countries in southern Africa. The speed with which fighter makes its habitats often does not coincide with protected areas and goes beyond the limit of the parks. The inevitable depletion genetic and the high infant mortality is becoming a real emergency for the survival of this species, symbol of Africa.
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