Malawi has chee­tahs again

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Two decades af­ter chee­tahs be­came ex­tinct in Malawi, Li­wonde Na­tional Park has rein­tro­duced four. The chee­tahs were translo­cated from South Africa by the con­ser­va­tion non-profit called African Parks, in part­ner­ship with the En­dan­gered Wildlife Trust and Malawi’s Depart­ment of Na­tional Parks and Wildlife. The chee­tahs are be­ing kept in bo­mas for mon­i­tor­ing while they adapt to their new en­vi­ron­ment, and they will later be re­leased into the park. Chee­tahs were once com­mon in Malawi, but habi­tat loss and poach­ing wiped them out.

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