Katiti came to CCF in December 2017 when he was about a year old. Katiti was not tame despite being kept on a private farm with a very tame female cheetah, Bella. He had been castrated a couple of months earlier. After not having permits granted to continue keeping them from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the pair were handed over to CCF.
Before arriving at CCF, the pair had a poor diet of chicken necks so were immediately transferred on to a diet of red meat with a vitamin and calcium supplement to help them grow and develop properly. Katiti is quite a shy cheetah and is always keeping a close eye on what’s going on around him. He tends to follow Bella around everywhere she goes which is helping him gain confidence along with the close work of his keepers. Bella and Katiti are inseparable, spending most of their days together exploring the new enclosures and meeting other cheetahs.