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Okonjima Namibia
THE destination for Namibia
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From our losses to our latest additions, our successes and our failures! The work we do may seem extravagant and at times even heroic, however it all comes with a price. After a year such as 2016, we have to focus on how far we’ve come and how much we’ve all helped achieve for our Namibian carnivores. We need to focus on our future goals and our strategies to make an even greater difference for our endangered species in 2017!!!

This report gives you all you need to know about our Leopards, Cheetah, Wild Dogs and Hyaena in the Okonjima Nature Reserve.

Which cat or dog do you think was the most spotted in 2016?

#leopards #cheetahs #OkonjimaNatureReserve #WildDog #Namibia #safari
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Okonjima and AfriCat thank The Debmarine Namdeb Foundation for their donation of wanderer tents which will help our Environmental Education Programme.
#EnvironmentalEducation #Donations #AfriCat #Conservation

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One of our latest videos shot at Okonjima.
Situated halfway between Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, and the Etosha National Park, the private 55,000 acres / 200km²/20,000 ha. Okonjima Nature Reserve has some of the best accommodation in Namibia, but the unequivocal highlight has to be the cheetah and leopard safaris.

Namibian safaris are magnificent and, as The AfriCat Foundation rehabilitates cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyaenas, there are unlimited opportunities to see these beautiful carnivores in their natural environment within the huge Okonjima Nature Reserve.

#Okonjima   #AfriCat   #Safari   #Conservation  

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Please visit our brand new website for all the latest information on our Perivoli Okonjima Country School. Get to know the kids, what they are up to, learn all about our environmental education program AND most importantly how YOU can help them achieve their dreams ;)!
#AfriCatEducation #Namibia #POCS #education #kids #learning #opportunity #environment #wildlife #love

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The Perivoli Okonjima Country School welcomed chefs Sidney and Alison to give our kiddies a baking experience they would never forget.
#education #POCS #NamibianBushSchool

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#AfriCat #cheetah #BigCatResearch #VetsInAfrica

The AfriCat annual health check provides vets with opportunities to further study the magnifciant cheetah and other carnivores. One of the studies carried out this year was Ultrasonographic adrenal gland findings in healthy semi-captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

Cheetahs are known to be particularly vulnerable to a number of clinical conditions when in captivity. Some of these conditions, such as gastritis and gastric ulcers, have been linked to increased stress levels in other species. In order to determine how much of a role stress plays in these conditions in cheetahs, scientists need to be able to measure stress in some way. Until now this has mainly been achieved by looking at levels of glucocorticoids ("stress hormones") – mainly cortisol – in the animals’ faeces. This method has its drawbacks, though. Not only are there practical difficulties when it comes to sampling – especially in free-ranging animals, or animals kept in groups - but it also gives a narrow picture, as it reflects only corticoid values within the 12-24 hours prior to the sample being produced. Read more:
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