Okonjima and Africat
Okonjima is the home of the Africat Foundation as well as a beautiful lodge.
Dry grasslands near the lodge host huge numbers of oryxes. The extensive enclosures where cheetahs and leopards are housed are mostly dry woodlands.
One enclosure houses several lions that are accustomed to humans.
The acclimated leopards are radio-collared, which makes them only slightly easier to locate. The collared female at the far right and her cub had taken an eland calf, large prey for a leopard. At least she has learned to hunt for herself rather than depending on handouts.
Human-adapted cheetahs cannot be released into the wild, and are housed in large enclosures. This one has five animals.
Okonjima also has giraffes and elands...
... and a huge variety of birds.
The night hide allowed us to photograph African porcupines and ratels.
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