Njozi the cheetah that escaped from the Rietvlei Nature Reserve on Tuesday, 4 May has been captured and is alive and well, back at the reserve again.
The news was shared by the Endangered Wildlife Trust via their Facebook page on Monday morning.
Njozi wiggled her way out of the reserve through a small hole in the fence and was first spotted by farmers on a neighbouring property.
The fence surrounding the reserve is electrified with daily patrols, but the animal still managed to make its way out.
She was introduced to the reserve by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) as a conservation project to enhance the numbers of the species.
An intensive search was conducted to find her and it ended successfully when she was captured and sent back home.
In the post, Endangered Wildlife Trust, said the female cheetah believed to have escaped from Rietvlei Nature Reserve this past week is alive and well inside the reserve.
“She was spotted and identified while stalking blesbuck in Rietvlei earlier today. The EWT is relieved to have confirmed her whereabouts, and the public can rest assured of her safety,” they said.
This brings an end to a week of speculation about the whereabouts of the animal.