Cheetah Sponsorship


CCF cares for orphaned, old, or injured cheetahs that cannot be released back into the wild as they do not have the skills or physical capability to survive.

Although CCF is not a rescue shelter, it does accommodate these non-releasable cheetahs. If another approved home becomes available, CCF relocates these cheetahs to an alternate captive facility. However, many of these cheetahs are permanent residents of CCF.

By sponsoring a resident, non-releasable cheetah you can help us cover part or all of the annual costs for caring for them. Each cheetah costs CCF an estimated $5,000 a year in care and includes food, veterinary care and pen maintenance.

Sponsor a resident cheetah

All cheetah sponsors receive

  • Two e-mail updates on your sponsored cheetah. These updates are only sent by e-mail. Please be sure to include the e-mail address of the person who should receive these cheetah updates if other than yourself.
  • a personalized sponsorship certificate

Important: We do not mail certificates or photos. After you finish your transaction, your receipt will include a link to a page with instructions to access these benefits. For questions or assistance, please email us.

Sponsorships of $1,000 and above

All of the benefits of sponsorship above PLUS A personal letter of thanks from Dr. Laurie Marker

Sponsorships of $5,000 and above

All of the benefits of sponsorship above PLUS Plaque of recognition at CCF’s Field and Research Centre in Namibia

Sponsor a resident cheetah

Donations through this web site by US tax payers are generally tax-deductible; get more information about CCF’s charitable status. UK and European supporters can make donations through the UK site: – or visit our CCF Worldwide page for other locations. Canadian donors can give online through

Note: You will understand that we do sometimes exchange animals with other organizations for breeding and other purposes, and that occasionally we are able to release them into the wild. So while your ‘sponsorship’ is nominally earmarked for an individual animal, we must reserve the right to redirect your donation to another animal or group of animals if the need arises.