Other animals

In addition to the Cheetah, the Dell Cheetah Centre also houses other residents which have been brought to us by locals or have been found in need of help.

Bells

Serval

  • Scientific name: Leptailurus serval
  • Afrikaans name: Tierboskat
  • Gender: Male
  • Joined the DCC in 2011

Bells was rescued from a pack of dogs when he was very young.

Fiesty and full of charachter, Bells has never completely tamed.

Tigger

Serval

  • Scientific name: Leptailurus serval
  • Afrikaans name: Tierboskat
  • Gender: Male
  • Joined the DCC in 2011

Tigger was found in a trench and lived with a family in town for a while.  Realising that they had bitten of more than they could chew, Tigger came to the centre.

He was diagnosed with epilepsy and receives daily treatment for his seizures.

Loves the spotlight and quite a little charmer!

Pablo

Caracal

  • Scientific name: Caracal caracal
  • Afrikaans name: Rooikat
  • Gender: Male
  • Joined the DCC in 2011

Pablo, was rescued from a family who raised him in captivity.  Unfortunately he was neutered prior to coming to the centre.  

Loves company and plays hide and seek with those who wish to do so!  

 

Thunder and Fury

Hybrid of domestic cat and African wildcat

  • Scientific name: Felis silvestris catus * Felis silvestris lybica
  • Afrikaans name: Huiskat * Vaalboskat
  • Gender: Male
  • Joined the DCC in 2010

Our two house cats rule Vaal Rock and if allowed to will leave very little room on the bed! Occassionaly bringing small snakes, rats, bats and birds as presents and then devouring them under the bed, with the appropriate noises that go with that of course!

Layla

Small-Spotted Genet

  • Scientific name: Genetta Genetta
  • Afrikaans name: Kleinkolmuskejaatkat
  • Gender: Female
  • Joined the DCC in 2016

Layla was brought to the DCC only a few weeks old and initially bottle fed until she could eat by herself.

Shy and elusive during the day, but comes out in the late afternoon when she is fed.