Release 3 Wild Cheetah Cubs back to Mara Conservancy for Rehabilitation in the Wild

  • by: Cee4life
  • recipient: Kenyan Embassy, Kenyan Minister for Wildlife & Environment, Kenyan President

On the 3rd March 2012, 3 two month old orphaned wild cheetah cubs were rescued in Mara Triangle, Masai Mara, Kenya.  The cubs were taken to Mara Conservancy with the aim to release them back to the wild when they reached 12 -18 months old.  The cubs were kept wild, no petting, no direct human contact to retain their wild behaviour.  Intially Kenyan Wildlife Service agree, however as the cubs reached 4 months old, KWS did an abrupt turn around and informed Mara Conservancy that they were taking the cubs to Nairobi Animal Orphanage.

This petition is for the release and return of the Cheetah Cubs to Mara Conservancy

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To the Minister and Assistant Minister of Wildlife, Kenya

We the people, ask that the authorities of Kenya do all in their power and return the 3 Cheetah Cubs to Mara Conservancy urgently.

On 3rd March 2012, on request of the Kenyan Wildlife Service, the Mara Conservancy rescued 3 orphaned Cheetah Cubs after their mother did not return from hunting.

It was agreed that the cubs would be raised wild and returned to the wild at the age of 12 - 18 months, if they had learned their hunting skills. If they did not, the Mara Conservancy has a 700m outdoor enclosure to house the Cheetahs forever.

On the 12th May 2012, at the age of 4 months, there wild and untamed Cheetah cubs were taken from Mara Conservancey by Kenyan Wildlife Service after recieving false reports of mistreatment from a third party.

The Cheetah is an Appendix 1 CITES listed creature which directs that all measures of true conservation be employed to ensure their survival. As Kenya is a signator to the CITES agreement, and as the true meaning of conservation is conservation in the wild, we ask that the Minister of Wildlife and the Assistant Minister of Wildlife, Kenya, intervene and return the Cheetah Cubs back into their wild release program.


We the people, ask that Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) immediately release the 3 wild cheetah cubs taken from Mara Conservancy by KWS on 12th May 2012, and return them to the rehabilitation and release program at the Mara Conservancy.

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