Upate on Zulu
Following Zulu's long awaited shoulder opperation on 22 November it was revealed that the damage to his shoulder is far greater then was originally envisaged. This means he will be unable to complete the re-wilding programme which is a major blow to everyone involved. However Zulu's story still continues, just not in the way originally envisaged. The team is currently looking into an alternative plan for Zulu and will provide an update shortly. Any donations made will still either go towards Zulu or the continuing GCF Cheetah rewilding programme
Zulu the Cheetah needs your help
The Gondwana Conservation Fund (GCF) recently adopted a beautiful male cheetah called Zulu.
Zulu was orphaned at a young age and raised by a loving family in their home on a game ranch in Zululand, South Africa. The family that raised him realised that he is now too old to continue to be raised in their home and deserved a chance to be returned to the wild. They were desperate to find somewhere suitable and we just couldn't say no. So we stepped in, and with the help of others, paid for his flight so that he can begin a new life on Gondwana.
We've got Zulu to his new home, now we need your help to secure his future
re-wilding programme plus any veterinary care he may need along the way. After starting the initial phase of Zulu’s re-wilding program it became evident that he unfortunately requires surgery to remove a tiny bone fragment from his shoulder which is a result of an injury he had as a juvenile in captivity. The bone fragment is causing severe discomfort and, if not dealt with, will prohibit him from being re-wilded. We are working with specialists for Zulu to undergo key-hole surgery to remove the fragment. The prognosis is very promising; however, it is going to cost a further R50 000.
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Ultimately, together with the surgery, we believe the Gondwana Conservation Foundation will need at least R475,000 (£25,000) for the ongoing cheetah re-wilding project. We are therefore about to launch an exciting new Crowdfund campaign through Chuffed.org to try and raise the funding required to achieve our goals. This is where we need your help.
All donors will be given regular updates on Zulu's progress as he goes through the stages of ultimately being returned to the wild.