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A Retired Cheetah Teaches Poor South African Youth

 
$453
$11,713
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Providing a home for a retired cheetah at Daktari’s Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage and then using this awe inspiring animal as an ambassador for conservation to our local underprivileged youth.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Weekly 8 underprivileged children attend Daktari Bush School where experiential learning is aimed at inspiring them to take action for conservation. Biology and Ecology come to life during bush walks and in our wildlife orphanage Cheetahs are impressive and non aggressive making them ideal for education. This 10 year old Cheetah is no longer useful for breeding, is too old to be released and needs a new home. This cheetah would make an inspiring wildlife ambassador at Daktari Bush School.

How will this project solve this problem?

The cheetah needs a home. De Wildt, the cheetah’s owners, have specific guide-lines for enclosures, which will cost us $11,060 USD. Once the new enclosure is built the cheetah can become part of Daktari Bush School’s education programme.

Potential Long Term Impact

The cheetah will be part of our programme to educate underprivileged youth so they will eventually be able to secure good employment in nature reserves. It will also inspire children to take action to protect wildlife and their fragile environment.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $453

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $453 .  The original project funding goal was $12,166.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

Founder
Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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