In Memory

In memory


This page is to honour sanctuary residents who have passed away whilst spending time in our care.

Remembering Adamu


Our Cheetah
Born in 2013
Relocated to Three Valleys in 2020

Passed away January 2023

Remembering Adamu, who we had the privilege of caring for, for 2 and a half years. Adamu passed away earlier this year at the age of 10 years old. A sweet, sweet boy, who remains a special part of the Three Valleys family.

Adamu was born in April 2013, at Cheetah Experience, which has since relocated from Bloemfontein to Bela Bela in Limpopo. He developed meningitis as a cub which resulted in a slightly deformed curly tail. This, together with a squint made it almost impossible for him to hunt for his own food and thus not eligible for rewilding.

We welcomed Adamu as our first Sanctuary resident in 2020. He lived in a spacious enclosure, consisting of natural Eastern Cape shrubbery and two thatched-roof platforms. His loud purring and subtle meowing served as a sign of how truly happy he was, and how well he had adapted to his new environment.