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Guardians of the Cheetah and Planet Earth

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

News from the Field: Update for Release Candidates 

3 males – Cyclone, Kamin, Elwood On 18 March 2018, our three male release candidates were released from their enclosure onto CCF property. Upon release, the three males were fed an entire red hartebeest carcass just outside the gates of the enclosure to give them one last guaranteed meal before having to rely more on

Update From the Field – Rainbow

Rainbow continues to live here at CCF with her fellow group of females (Harry, Hermione and Aurora) and resident male Romeo (who very much lives up to his name!). She is now 6 years old and is as bouncy as ever! A farmer near Otjiwarongo found Rainbow on the side of a road and decided

Rainbow and Aurora: Racing Partners

We have brand new updates on the two cheetahs at CCF that Canadians are directly supporting. Rainbow has long been a favourite for Canadians of all ages, who  arrived at Cheetah Conservation Fund’s sanctuary as a very young orphan. Found alone by the side of the road, she has grown into a beautiful cheetah and

Rainbow and Aurora: Runners Extraordinaire

Now three years old, these two female cheetahs remain deeply bonded and continue to wow everyone who sees them at CCF with their beauty and their amazing speed and agility. Regular cheetah runs at CCF, where cheetahs chase the mechanized lure, are a wonderful experience for people to observe cheetah behaviour. Aurora and Rainbow are

A Return to CCF Namibia: Canada’s Support

In July, our Board Chair, Carolyn Farquhar, travelled to CCF Namibia to catch up with all the great work that CCF Namibia is doing thanks to Canadian support. Donations from Canada are making a difference for three specific programs: Cheetah Care, the Livestock Guarding Dogs and the Education for young learners and farmers. Carolyn met

Our New GivingCare Program

Dear Cheetah Fans: I’m so pleased to announce a new program – GivingCare – that makes it easier for you to support the work done by Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia. Our goal is to save orphaned or injured cheetahs, and to help raise the puppies and dogs that are part of CCF’s Livestock Guarding Dog Program. You

Canada’s Cheetahs

Rainbow and Aurora are well-known by Canadians of all ages as Canada’s Cheetahs. Both cheetahs were orphaned at a young age within months of each other. Losing their mothers at such an early age means these two cheetah won’t be able to fully develop their natural instincts and survival skills to survive in the wild. However,