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Curious Kulinda explores her new home

19 August 2014

Young Cheetah Kulinda has made her public debut at Werribee Open Range after being cleared from quarantine.

Over the last week, Kulinda has been exploring her new surroundings, taking in all of the new sights and smells.

Keepers say that Kulinda is very confident and has settled in quickly at the Zoo.

She’s been very relaxed and as a young cat she is also very curious, keeping a keen eye on what’s happening around her.

Kulinda was one of five cubs born at Monarto Zoo in October 2012 and her name means ‘protect’ in Swahili.

In her new home at Werribee Open Range Zoo, she joins elderly male Cheetah Inkosana.

As female cheetah are solitary, the two live in separate areas, but share common boundaries.

While Kulinda enjoys her own space, she’s getting along well with Inkosana and the two share access to the facilities.