Caring for the Animals of Cheetah Outreach
- By: Cheetah Outreach CC
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/caring-for-the-animals
Although we opened our doors again for limited activities in mid-August we still need your support!
We rely on income from visitors in order to operate and care for our animals. Due to the COVID-19 virus, we were closed for over 4 months and now the number of visitors is only 5% of pre-pandemic visits. We are hoping your support can see us through these troubling times.
Throughout this closure, it was business as usual for our dedicated animal care teams, who continued to ensure our cheetahs, servals, bat-eared foxes, meerkats, jackals, dogs and caracal received the best care possible.
We understand its unsure times for us all but with your support we know we will get through this and we look forward to seeing you all again at Cheetah Outreach.
Cheetah Outreach CC
Our primary goal at Cheetah Outreach is to promote the survival of the free-ranging, South African, cheetah. From an estimated 100,000 cheetahs at the turn of the 20th century, the population is currently estimated to be 7,100. Shrinking habitat, dwindling of natural prey, and conflict with human activities are the primary causes of this critical situation.
There are about 1,326 cheetahs in South Africa of which approximately 500 free-ranging cheetah live on unprotected farmlands in the northern part of the country. This population is the focus of our work.
We understand the complexity and issues involving cheetah conservation in these areas. We are proud of our continuing efforts over the past 20 years to protect the South African cheetah. Working with the communities in these areas we have developed initiatives that reduce the human-wildlife conflict. In addition, we have a well regarded educational program for learners in the Cape Town area, public awareness at our facilities, and research projects.