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Sponsor a Cheetah

MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

Part of AfriCat’s mission is to protect and conserve the elegant and rare Cheetah – and now YOU can join our AfriCat family, and be part of this hugely important work!!

Wherever you are, you can join us in the battle to protect this incredible creature from extinction.

If, like us, you feel that wild animals are just as important to our world as us humans, and you feel that it is our responsibility to take action to ensure that we protect all of it, we invite you to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

By sponsoring one of our sleek, athletic Cheetah, you will be helping us fund our essential Cheetah-programme at AfriCat HQ in the Okonjima Nature Reserve, our oh-so-important environmental educational programmes, our stock and park-management initiatives with local farmers, and all the vital elements that go into helping these Cheetah survive – EVERY PENNY COUNTS – and now YOU are on that front line too! 

 

A PURRRRfect Gift:

Sponsor one of our captive or, rehabilitated, free-roaming Cheetah, and the certificates you receive, make wonderful gifts for Birthdays or Festivals, Graduation gifts, Mothers’ & Fathers’ Day!

When you Sponsor a Cheetah you’ll become one of the AfriCat Family members and you will get:

  • Regular AfriCat updates on our fb, Instagram or twitter page, reminding you of the cause you support
  • Photos of your magnificent Cheetah
  • A personalized certificate of the Cheetah you are supporting

Your sponsored Cheetah may be temporarily living at AfriCat’s Carnivore Care Centre, or in the 200km² Okonjima Nature Reserve.

WHY?

Some Fast Facts to help crystalize why their place in the world is so unique, and why their survival is imperative:

  • They weigh between 20 – 72 kg
  • They are about 1 – 1.5m from nose to tail
  • The maximum-recorded life span in the wild is 11 -14 years for a female and 7 – 10 years for a male. (dependent on density of other apex predators)
  • They have a gestation period of 3 months.
  • One of the most specialized of the 37 cat species; it is the fastest land animal in the world!
  • It is able to reach tops speeds of 100 -113km/hr in just 3 – 6 seconds. (depending on age and fitness level)
  • Its long muscular tail has a flat shape and functions as a rudder to help it control steering and balance as they run.
  • It has Semi non-retractable claws (like a dog) which work like cleats on a football shoe to give traction when running.
  • Its paws are hard like rubber to help grip the ground when running… unlike the soft paws of a cat.
  • The long black ‘tear marks’ which run down from the inside corners of their eyes to the outside edge of the mouth help reflect the sun’s glare when they hunt in the day.
  • The ‘tear marks’ also work like sights on a rifle to help the Cheetah ‘aim’ and stay focused on their prey when hunting and running.
  • Their black spotted fur grows out of black spotted skin!
  • When running at full speed, their stride is approximately 6-8 meters.
  • They kill their prey by chasing it down and then bite its throat that acts to suffocate it by cutting off the air supply.
  • Their prey are the smaller antelope like Springbok, Steenbok, Thomson’s Gazelle, Dik-Dik, young Oryx, -Kudu, -Hartebeest -calves, Zebra foals, young warthog and Duiker.
  • Cheetah cubs have a special way of keeping them safe from threats like Lion and Hyeana – they have a long “mantle” of hair which sticks up from their neck to their tail, helping them to blend in with the long grasses in which they live.
  • As cubs are very vulnerable to attack, and often don’t survive the first year, the mothers tend to have many cubs – between 2 and 6 per litter.
  • Their predators are large Eagles (can take cubs), Humans, Leopard, Lion, Wild Dog and Hyaena.
  • Estimated population of free-roaming Cheetahs in Africa in 2018 is 7000 in Africa and 100 in Asia.
  • Their Conservation Status is “Vulnerable”
  • Currently they inhabit 10% of their historic range.

 

 

An extraordinary animal by all measures... This athletic sprinter needs your help!!! Help us tackle the problems they face...

Sponsorship/Adoption Fee

Sponsor one of our Cheetah for 1 year: N$ 2,500 / U$ 250 / £ 156 / € 192

The adoption fee covers the cost of food and basic veterinary care.

 

Remember, when you Sponsor a Cheetah you will receive: 

  • Photos of your Cheetah
  • A personalized certificate of the Cheetah you are supporting
  • Regular AfriCat updates via fb, Instagram and Twitter, reminding you of the important cause you support 

The PURRRfect Gift, and the perfect PURRRING reason!

Feel good that you have not only celebrated with someone, but you have also put your money where your  mouth is……

YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE ‘CARNIVORE FAMILY’ WHO CARE ENOUGH TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT OUR WILDLIFE TODAY!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BE A PART OF LOOKING AFTER OUR WORLD!!!

Sponsor one of our Cheetah

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