The Aspinall Foundation Announces its Plan to Return Two Cheetahs to the Wild


(Hythe, England, UK/Britain) In the year 1984, and in the UK/Britain, John Aspinall set for himself a goal.  This goal, can also be called, a mission.  The mission was to establish a first-class and world-class, animal conservation charitable organization.  Additionally; it was envisioned that this charitable organization, was to be dedicated to the protection of endangered animals, around the world.  The charitable organization, which came into existence was, The John Aspinall Foundation.  Today, and more than 30 years later, The John Aspinall Foundation still exists.  However, it is now called, The Aspinall Foundation.  Additionally, John’s son Damian Aspinall, leads this charitable organization’s mission.  Recently, The Aspinall Foundation announced that, it has two cheetahs that were born in captivity.  Specifically, the aforementioned charitable organization revealed that, it has a plan to return to the wild, these two cheetahs.  Affectionately, these two cheetahs have been named, Saba & Nairo.  Both, Saba & Nairo are 2 ½ years old.  The plan will be executed during the spring, of the year 2020.
            During the spring of the year 2020, Saba & Nairo, will leave for a new life in the Country of South Africa.  The final destination, and Saba & Nairo’s new home in South Africa, is Mount Camdeboo.  However and retuning to, The Aspinall Foundation, the aforementioned charitable organization has added a second mission.  The second mission is to return to protected wilderness areas and reserves; animals that were bred in captivity.  Additionally, the wilderness areas and reserves, are located in different parts of the world.  In order to accomplish this mission, The Aspinall Foundation, uses two zoos or animal parks.  Both animal parks are located in Kent, England, UK/Britain.  These two animal parks are Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, and, Howletts Wild Animal Park.  At these two animal parks, The Aspinall Foundation does things, a little bit differently.  The difference is a dedication to animal care, the use of an enclosure design, an enrichment program and a successful breeding program.  As a result, both animal parks are considered to be sanctuaries, for the world’s rare and endangered species of animals. 
            Returning to, The Aspinall Foundation’s announced plans, the aforementioned are in step with The Aspinall Foundation’s two missions.  Additionally, Saba & Nairo as a project, is the Aspinall Foundation’s first successful attempt.  Therefore, it is considered to be groundbreaking.  This distinction is due to the fact that; Saba & Nairo are the first cheetahs, to have been born in captivity in the UK/Britain.  The plan to return them, to the Continent of Africa, finishes off the groundbreaking distinction.  Fascinatingly, Saba & Nairo as a project, includes Damian Aspinall.  In particular, Damian Aspinall and his wife Victoria, raised Saba in their home.  Obviously, Damian and Victoria will be accompanying and completing the re-wilding journey, with Saba & Nairo.  According to The Aspinall Foundation, an approximated 6,674 cheetahs remain in the wild.  Additionally, the cheetah population is predicted to be, at the 10% level.  The latter, is in reference to where the cheetah population, should be. 
            Continuing with; Saba & Nairo’s final destination, the aforementioned and as previously said, is Mount Camdeboo.  However, Saba & Nairo’s journey to Mount Camdeboo begins with, a 6,000 mile flight.  This flight takes Saba & Nairo to the Country of South Africa.  The first stop in South Africa is, Ashia’s Cheetah Center.  The latter, is located in South Africa’s Western Cape.  Interestingly, Ashia’s Cheetah Center, was specifically founded to help prevent the further decline of South Africa’s cheetah population.  Additionally, increasing the cheetah’s genetic gene pool, is also, an intended goal.  For this effort, Ashia’s Cheetah Center successfully developed its Breeding, Wilding and Release Program.  The second stop in South Africa is, the Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve.  The latter, is a 14,000 hectare property in Great Karoo.  At this location, Saba & Nairo will undergo a re-wilding process.  Incidentally, there are other rescued and rehabilitated animals, in the Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve.
            To end, The Aspinall Foundation did release a press statement.  Damian Aspinall is the Chairman of The Aspinall Foundation.  Through a press statement, Mr. Aspinall said the following.  It will be difficult to say goodbye to Saba & Nairo but finding ways to return animals to the wild is something I believe in passionately.  This approach may challenge the zoo community, but it is the right thing to do and I sincerely hope more zoos around the world finally take notice and follow suit.  With fewer than 7,000 cheetah remaining in the wild, it is more important than ever to support the wild population by bringing captive bred animals back to their ancestral homes for rewilding.”  Damian Aspinall also said.  “We at The Aspinall Foundation have proven time and time again that it can work.  We have already successfully rewilded animals in Congo, Gabon, Java, South Africa, Tanzania and China.  We have selected our partners for this project very carefully and I have complete faith in the teams at Ashia and Mount Camdeboo Private Reserve, who we will work closely with every step of the way.”  As previously stated, The Aspinall Foundation recently announced that, it has two cheetahs that were born in captivity.  Specifically, the aforementioned charitable organization revealed that, it has a plan to return to the wild, these two cheetahs.  Affectionately, these two cheetahs have been named, Saba & Nairo.  Both, Saba & Nairo are 2 ½ years old.  The plan will be executed during the spring, of the year 2020.  Lastly; the final destination, and Saba & Nairo’s new home in South Africa, is Mount Camdeboo.

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01/24/2020

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