Cha-ching for Cheetahs
Did you know that the cheetah ambassadors at Wild Wonders have helped raise over $100,000 for cheetah conservation programs?
With only about 7000 cheetahs remaining in the wild, cheetahs are one of the most engendered large cats. About 1300 cheetahs are in South Africa, with many of these living in protected areas such as National Parks. The cheetahs living in farmland areas naturally attack livestock, and conflicts between farmers and cheetahs occur usually with a bad outcome for the cheetah.
Since 2005, Cheetah Outreach has sponsored a Livestock Guarding Dog program in South Africa. They have placed over 300 Anatolian Shepherds with farmers, and the dogs protect the livestock from the cheetahs and other predators. Livestock loss from predators has been reduced 95-100% in many areas.
Their program has been so successful that their dogs are also now protecting cattle and exotic game such as springbok, sable and nyala.
We have set a goal to raise $250 for the Cheetah Outreach, and we will contribute a portion of all of our Meet and Greet a Cheetah and Brunch with the Beasts Animal Experiences during May.. Additionally, one of Wild Wonders’ supporters has pledged a ONE-FOR-ONE dollar match for the first $100.
Thank you for your contribution!
Jackie and the staff at Wild Wonders, and the staff at Cheetah Outreach.
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