Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia provides a sanctuary for cheetahs that have been orphaned, injured or unable to survive in the wild. About 35-40 cheetahs receive care for the rest of their lives at the sanctuary with the opportunity to live in conditions as close as possible to the wild. The cost to care for each cheetah is over $5,000 annually. It covers nutrition, veterinary care, animal enrichment, vaccinations, pest and parasite treatment, medical response and a cheetah safety environment.
In a small number of cases, a cheetah can be returned to thrive in the wild. Dr. Laurie Marker says that rewilding can be one of “the best investments in the future of cheetahs”.
With careful planning, implementation and ongoing monitoring, CCF’s efforts in rewilding have been a success. Since 1990, CCF has released 650 cheetahs back to the wild, and rehabilitated nearly 60 orphaned cheetahs. The CCF rewilding team released 8 cheetahs in 2021.
Sponsor a Cheetah
You can assist with the care of these animals by making a donation. When sponsoring a specific cheetah, at any dollar level, we will provide you with an annual update. Make sure to indicate, in the comment section of your donation, the name of the cheetah you would like to support. We are grateful for any amount, and you can make a one-time donation or a monthly donation to provide ongoing care.