Female Cheetah Hershey Reaching New Heights

This photo of Hershey, the last female Cheetah from the original Chocolate Sisters was taken on the 24th PM drive by the guides while posing proudly near the airstrip.

The next day she went on to kill a young water-buck not even a kilometer from lodge. This is the second water-buck that we have recorded in a month that she has taken down.

She generally goes for smaller prey like Steenbok, Young Springbuck and Scrub Hares hunting by herself, so a young Water-buck is quite large for her. Probably standing a little bit higher than herself.

We look forward to see much more of Hershey in the future and predict a long and successful lifetime at Erindi Private Game Reserve.

©Tim Smith