Cheetahs on roads


Cheetahs intensively use roads at any time of the day not only for walking, but also for resting, feeding, following in courtship and even mating. During light hours, resting individual or group sometimes cause a traffic jam, but playing on road cubs can cause a road accident. The behavior of animals is unpredictable. Some cheetah mothers settle for rest at the edge, where their cubs become more vulnerable. In addition, the young often start catch-up games and run from one side to the other ignoring sounds of approaching vehicles. At twilight hours, when visitors rush to the gates of the park, cheetahs’ games on roads especially on the bends can cost them their lives. We urge guides not to overspeed and pay attention to the roadsides – cubs can jump out onto the roadway at any moment.