Sharing our love for cheetahs along side so many awesome cheetah supporters!
Tasting & Tapas for Cheetahs event
Dr. Laurie Marker continues to work tirelessly to save wild cheetahs.
Cheetah Kids hosted Dr. Laurie Marker at the Wilhelm Family Vineyards at Ventana for an evening of cheetah news and wine tasting and tapas. Dr. Marker shared good news about the Cheetah Conservation Fund's successful 25 years of their Livestock Guarding Dog program and the re-wilding of several orphan cheetahs.
She also shared about the Illegal pet trade making a negative impact on the wild cheetah population. It has become a huge problem in the Horn of Africa. CCF is presently working in Somaliland to support and educate local Somalilanders to care for the very young and vunerable wild cheetah cubs confiscated from smugglers.
Thank you to our cheetah supporters for coming to the event. It is obvious cheetahs need humans to care and share about their struggle to survive.
Wild About Cheetahs event
Special screening in Tucson about Cheetahs
Thank you Tucson for coming out to support Wild About Cheetahs at the LOFT Cinema. Cheetah Kids hosted an evening with Dr. Laurie Marker and presented a special screening of Richard Wiese's Born to Explore featuring the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
25 years of Cheetah Conservation event
REID Park Zoo
A beautiful evening with cheetah lovers.
We had another sold out event and great support at the 25 years of Cheetah Conservation event with Dr. Laurie Marker. The night consisted of African crafts & jewelry, cheetah merchandise and books for sale and a mulit-media talk from Dr. Marker. She presented the holistic programs of Cheetah Conservation Fund and how they have grown and adapted to help save cheetahs over the last 25 years.
The event raised over $13,000. The money goes directly to the intergrated programs of CCF to help save wild cheetahs. A BIG thank you to everyone who supported us!
Brian Badger of CCF Visits Arizona
Brian brings his cheetah charm to Tucson.
Brian Badger, the operations manager of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, made a quick stop in Arizona. He visited both the REID Park Zoo and the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum toured and gave an entertaining and informative talk to docents. We all enjoyed his humor and cheery smile!
A Future for Cheetahs event
REID Park zoo
Great to see familiar faces and new cheetah fans.
Dr. Lauire Marker returns to Tucson to give our community an update on her work in Namibia saving cheetahs. Cheetah Kids hosted A Future for Cheetahs event at our local zoo.
Dr. Marker introduced her new book, "A Future for Cheetahs" and offered signings. She brought beautiful african jewelry, crafts and books from Namibia to sell and the items are always a big hit. The event brought in over $6,000. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and help save cheetahs. Monies raised goes directly to Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Matti Nghikembua of CCF visits Arizona
Cheetah expert Matti shared his knowledge about cheetahs.
Matti Nghikembua, the education officer of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, made a stop in Arizona. He visited and toured both the REID Park Zoo and the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum before speaking at a private dinner hosted by Cheetah Kids. Matti shared a song with us and lots of cheetah images from CCF's camera traps. Super fun evening!
Wild About Cheetahs event
REID Park zoo
Wild About Cheetahs was a SOLD OUT event!
We were fortunate to host Dr. Marker's visit Tucson during her CCF Spring tour to help our community learn about wild cheetahs and the challenges they face daily in their African ecosystem.
Wild About the Cheetah was a great evening with zoo creatures, Mexican food, silent auction and Dr. Marker's talk about what she's doing in Namibia, Africa to help save wild cheetahs from extinction. Her presentation included beautiful cheetah videos & photos - many of Chewbakka, her Ambassador Cheetah. Monies raised go to CCF.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support cheetahs & Dr. Laurie Marker in Tucson, AZ at the Reid Park Zoo. It was a beautiful evening!
Cheetah Kids at Earth Day Festival 2010
It was a great day at the 16th annual Earth Day!
We made some new friends and raised money for the cheetahs. We introduced a challenge with the spot poster to put the spots back on the cheetah to help save cheetahs. We offered 'Cheetah Spot' wooden nickels for $1 and with each purchase of nickels one spot on the cheetah was colored in. Special thanks to our cheetah friend Liz and the DC chapter of the Cheetah Conservation Fund for putting spots back on the cheetah.