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MYTH: Interacting with captive cheetahs is perfectly safe

In the last 15 years, we have recorded 52 incidents of captive cheetahs, lions and tigers attacking a total of 58 people, of which 18 people died as a consequence of the attack.

Fourteen of these attacks involved captive cheetahs and one person perished as a result of their injuries.

These are just the ones that were reported in the media or on social media… many more attacks likely to go unreported.

It is time for South Africa to #CancelCaptivity