A sedated cheetah is gently lowered into an anti-flea bath at Namibia’s Africat foundation. Ranked as the most endangered big cat in Africa, the cheetah has long been hunted for its unique spotted pelt. Currently, there are an estimated 12,000 cheetahs still living in the wild, with the majority of those cats living in Namibia.
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Who says cats don’t like baths??

Photo by Jochem Wijnands

Namibia - Fact Check Who says cats don’t like baths??

Jochem Wijnands
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A sedated cheetah is gently lowered into an anti-flea bath at Namibia’s Africat foundation, as part of the annual health examinations carried out by a team of veterinarians on all the semi-captive large cats. In Namibia, captive cheetahs cannot be reintroduced in the wild. Having once lost any fear of humans, they are easy prey for hunters, or farmers stalking them, and also a risk to people.

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