Kiki & Aisha

Wildlife Type Cheetah
Site Naankuse wildlife sanctuary
Sex Female
Year of Birth 2003
Date of Arrival

2007

Aiko, his two sisters Kiki and Aisha and their other sibling were captured by a farmer in a box trap when they were just cubs. The farmer used them as bait to try and catch the mother. He dug a hole and put them in it under a box trap with the hope that their cries would attract her. Three nights came and went with no sign of the mother when sadly the fourth cub died from pneumonia. Thankfully the farmer then decided to bring them to Marlice as orphans to be raised by hand. Aiko sadly passed away in 2017. Kiki and Aisha share a large enclosure and are ambassadors for cheetah conservation.