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Cheetah in the spotlight: Meet an ambassador cheetah – NY

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Take part in an extraordinary afternoon where you can learn all about this big cat with a representative ambassador cheetah. The cheetah has sadly become Africa’s most endangered cat and desperately needs our help to outrun extinction. With just 7,100 wild cheetahs remaining, if we do not act now, the species could disappear forever within the next 15 to 20 years.

Brian Badger, Director of Conservation and Outreach for the Cheetah Conservation Fund, in collaboration with the Columbus Zoo, presents one of the center’s ambassador cheetah to the public as Brian describes the traits of this engendered feline and shares what CCF is doing worldwide to ensure a future for this majestic animal.

Holders of VIP Encounter with Ambassador Cheetah tickets will be invited guests from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm for a reception prior to this event for an up-close look at an ambassador cheetah. This one-of-a-kind encounter includes an individual printed photograph. Following the VIP Encounter reception, the General Program will begin, where the ambassador cheetah will also be present. There will be a live and silent auction following a presentation.

Hors d’ouvres will be served.

There will be a live and silent auction following a presentation.

VIP Encounter with the Ambassador Cheetah: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
General Program w/ Brian Badger and Ambassador Cheetah: 3:30 – 6:00 pm

Locust Grove Estate – 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

VIP Encounter with Ambassador Cheetah: $200 (includes individual printed photograph)
General Program: $125; free for children age 12 and under
Sponsorship Packages: From Cheetah Cub Light-As-A-Feather level ($200) to Grand Event Sponsor ($10,000)

Individual tickets and sponsorship packages are available:


This is an educational fundraising event. The cheetah ambassador for this event has been confirmed and is scheduled; however, availability may change and CCF cannot guarantee a cheetah will be in attendance. CCF is actively engaged in the effort to end the Illegal Wildlife Trade. CCF is fortunate to have the support of partner zoos and aquariums around the world. Cheetah Ambassadors provide an educational experience for our event guests.

Should you choose to post about the event on social media, we expect that you do so in a respectful manner and in line with CCF’s mission.


November 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Locust Grove Estate
Locust Grove Estate 2683 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States
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