From a UK house to the Karoo: a cheetah’s amazing journey

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From a UK house to the Karoo: a cheetah’s amazing journey

In a first, after being raised in a Kent home, Saba will spend the rest of his life roaming the Great Karoo

Cape Town bureau chief

For the first time, a cheetah born in captivity in the UK and raised as a pet is to be released into the wild in SA.

Saba, a two-and-a-half-year-old male, has been hand-reared by conservationist Damian Aspinall – whose father, John, was a zoo owner and Cape Town property owner – and his wife, Victoria.

After being bottle-fed as a cub and allowed the run of the Aspinalls’ luxurious Kent home, Saba and his brother Nairo are set to spend the rest of their lives roaming the Great Karoo...

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