Thank you very much to all who took the time to write in with your concerns and opinions.
We at Londolozi are very happy to report that after closer investigation the injury to the cheetah does not seem as dire as we initially imagined. Although nasty looking, the injury seems more superficial than anything else and the female was able to hunt, catch and kill a young impala yesterday.
All three cheetahs seem healthy (apart from the wound), and our observations of the female indicate that she is not favouring her healthy back leg as much as we would have thought. She is walking with very little trace of a limp and the outlook is extremely positive at the moment.
We will of course continue to monitor the situation closely but at this stage no intervention seems necessary and it looks as if the female is well on the road to recovery!
The Londolozi Team