This past fall, 25 very young pupils at Penhorn Preschool, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, decided that they could help save the cheetah in the wild. When they learned from two of their classmates, Ben and Charlotte Gal, that the cheetah is endangered, they quickly got to work to raise money to help Cheetah Conservation Fund in its mission
by Meredith Hanel, Guest writer Somewhere in Namibia a mother cheetah is hungry. In order to hunt and provide for herself and her family she will face many challenges. Cubs are easy prey for lions and hyenas. For safety, she will keep herself at least 100 metres away from lions at all times. She locks onto
The Grey Wolf in North America and Lessons for Cheetah Survival by Jameson Bowman, guest writer When Dr. Laurie Marker first arrived in Namibia (then South West Africa) in the late 1970’s she discovered that cheetahs were viewed as vermin and hundreds were being killed every year by farmers and ranchers. Between 1980 and 1991 there
Meet Kaylie. She’s been a big cheetah enthusiast since she was four, and knew from an early age that she wanted to help them. She’s been doing a lot for the cheetah, helping raise awareness and funds for the cheetah. On her birthday, for the last few years, she made sure that half of her
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Cheetahs have some great young champions on their side, and Canada has 6-year-old Beatrice, who has a big passion for cheetahs and an artistic flair that she has put into action to raise money to help save the cheetah in the wild. Beatrice and her mother were recently visiting the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in
Did you know… The heart of the cheetah, just like many of its organs, is bigger in relation to its mass than any other Big Cat? The Super-Sized heart pumps rich oxygen necessary for the cheetah to rapidly accelerate and catch its prey, which is vital to its survival. This Valentine’s Day, skip the chocolate
This past summer, a team of vet students from the Ontario Vet College (University of Guelph) headed off to Thailand, South Africa and Namibia for voluntary placements working directly with animals. The team, part of OVC’s student-run Global Vets program was at Cheetah Conservation Fund Namibia for two-week placements during July and August. We caught
Why should Canadians care about wildlife in Southern Africa? Because the loss of cheetahs & other wildlife will be felt not only in Africa, but around the world.
Young people are just about the biggest cheetah enthusiasts in Canada. Over the past three years, more than fifty young kids have celebrated their birthdays in honour of the cheetah. Not only do these cheetah champions from all across Canada know a lot about cheetahs and what makes them so fast, they also invite their