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Cheetah in the spotlight: Meet an ambassador cheetah – CT

November 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Take part in an extraordinary evening with Richard Wiese, the host and executive producer of the Emmy® Award-winning television series Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, to learn all about the world’s fastest land animal—the 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.

Richard Wiese, a resident of Weston, Connecticut, will talk about his thrilling experience filming his latest documentary Born to Explore’s “Namibia: Land of the Cheetah”. In this film, Richard meets with Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and discovers why Namibia is known as the cheetah capital of the world.

Holders of VIP Encounter with Ambassador Cheetah tickets will be invited guests from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at a local residence for an up-close look at an ambassador cheetah. This one-of-a-kind encounter includes a individual printed photograph and light hors d’oeuvres. Following the VIP Encounter reception, guests will proceed to Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, for the General Program featuring a live and silent auction, and guest speaker Richard Wiese.

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

VIP Encounter with the Ambassador Cheetah (limited to 40 attendees): 3:00 – 5:00 pm
General Program w/ Richard Wiese from Emmy® Award-winning Born to Explore: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

VIP Encounter with Ambassador Cheetah: Private residence address provided following registration
General Program: Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center – 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880

VIP Encounter with Ambassador Cheetah: $225 (ends Oct. 19); $250 (begins Oct. 20)

New option added: General Program (included in VIP): $75.00; $50.00 two or more people; free for children age 12 and under.
Sponsorship Packages: From Cheetah Cub Light-As-A-Feather level ($150) 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 10, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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