Tragic death of cheetah raised by Carrie Johnson's wildlife charity

Tragic death of cheetah raised by Carrie Johnson’s wildlife charity as it’s pierced through heart by the horn of an antelope it was hunting after being re-wilded to South Africa from Britain

  • First ever cheetah re-wilded from Europe is killed by antelope horn during hunt
  • Saba, 네, hand-reared by Damian Aspinall, who runs The Aspinall Foundation
  • He was born at the Port Lympne reserve in Kent and met Boris Johnson in 2019
  • PM’s wife Carrie is head of communications alongside Damian’s wife Victoria
  • Damian and Victoria have devoted lives to preparing captive animals for wild
  • A cheetah who was hand-reared by 캐리 존슨‘s wildlife charity has tragically died after it was pierced in the heart by the horn of an antelope during a hunt in 남아프리카.

    Saba, 네, was raised by Damian Aspinall, who runs the Aspinall Foundation, and became the first captive-born cheetah to ever be successfully re-wilded from Europe, along with his brother Nairo.

    He was flown to a private game nature reserve near Cape Town in South Africa in February last year and the pair had been thriving in their new surroundings while fending for themselves.

    하나, tragedy struck at the summit of the 20,000-acre area’s second highest peak and it is thought Saba caught his prey on the mountain before suffering a stab wound to the chest while on top of the animal.

    Cheetah Saba, 네, who was hand-reared by Carrie Johnson's wildlife charity has tragically died after it was pierced in the heart by the horn of an antelope during a hunt in South Africa

    Cheetah Saba, 네, who was hand-reared by Carrie Johnson’s wildlife charity has tragically died after it was pierced in the heart by the horn of an antelope during a hunt in South Africa

    Saba, 네, was raised by Damian Aspinall, (사진) who runs the Aspinall Foundation, and became the first captive-born cheetah to ever be successfully re-wilded from Europe, along with his brother Nairo

    Saba, 네, was raised by Damian Aspinall, (사진) who runs the Aspinall Foundation, and became the first captive-born cheetah to ever be successfully re-wilded from Europe, along with his brother Nairo

    Saba was previously pictured with Boris Johnson in 2019 before he became Prime Minister

    Saba was previously pictured with Boris Johnson in 2019 before he became Prime Minister

    Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie, a former Conservative Party comms chief, began working for the Aspinall Foundation, run by Tory donor Damian Aspinall, 1 월.

    The cheetah was previously pictured with the Mr Johnson’s arm around him when the pair met in 2019, before he became Prime Minister.

    According to Damian’s wife Victoria, who works as the head of communications alongside Mrs Johnson, Saba ‘made quite an impression’.

    At the time of the meeting, 그녀가 말했다: ‘Damian and I invited Boris to sit in Saba’s indoor quarters with us and introduce himself.

    ‘Boris nervously joked, “It’s like meeting someone with strong but undeclared views on Brexit. I’m not sure whether he’s going to give me a slobbery kiss or take my head off!” 결국, Saba just nibbled Boris’s woolly hat.

    A post-mortem found the fatal injury caused by a horn, likely from a species of antelope, would have resulted in a quick death.

    The specialist monitoring team deployed a helicopter after noticing his tracking collar was no longer updating data.

    An Aspinall Foundation spokesman said: ‘Saba’s body was quickly discovered, and it was immediately apparent that he had sustained a chest wound. He was airlifted from the mountain top.

    ‘His death was quick; he died within minutes of the stab wound to his heart, and given the inaccessibility of the location, there is simply no way anyone could have rescued him in time.








    Victoria publicly documented his development on her Instagram page. But he hit the headlines in October 2018 after managing escaping into a neighbouring enclosure, causing two panicked deer to run into a wooden fence and die

    Victoria publicly documented his development on her Instagram page. But he hit the headlines in October 2018 after managing escaping into a neighbouring enclosure, causing two panicked deer to run into a wooden fence and die

    A post-mortem found the fatal injury caused by a horn, likely from a species of antelope, would have resulted in a quick death

    A post-mortem found the fatal injury caused by a horn, likely from a species of antelope, would have resulted in a quick death

    Saba will now be given a 'dignified burial in his favourite spot in the vast expanse of the Great Karoo reserve' at Mount Camdeboo

    Saba will now be given a ‘dignified burial in his favourite spot in the vast expanse of the Great Karoo reserveat Mount Camdeboo

    ‘We will never forget Saba, WHO, 그의 형제와 함께, was a pioneer for the species: the first captive-born cheetahs to ever be successfully rewilded from Europe. He enjoyed two remarkable years in the wild.

    Saba was born and raised at Howletts Wildlife Park near Canterbury, 켄트, run by the Aspinall Foundation alongside Port Lympne Safari Park near Hythe, 켄트.

    They have ‘taken comfort in the fact Saba died a hero, hunting as a truly wild cheetah and pursuing his prey’.

    The once not-so big cat was raised by Damien Aspinall at his mansion at Howletts, which had its own enclosure for the cheetah.

    Victoria publicly documented his development on her Instagram page. But he hit the headlines in October 2018 after managing escaping into a neighbouring enclosure, causing two panicked deer to run into a wooden fence and die.

    Saba will now be given a ‘dignified burial in his favourite spot in the vast expanse of the Great Karoo reserveat Mount Camdeboo where Nairo will continue to live.