Feed Orphan Cheetahs in Namibia

 
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Feed Orphan Cheetahs in Namibia

Feed Orphan Cheetahs in Namibia
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Cheetah

Cheetah
As part of the relocation from farmland process, CCF collects cheetahs trapped on farmland, performs medical workups on them, and then releases them in less human-populated areas. Some cheetahs, however, cannot survive in the wild due to injury or being orphaned at too young an age and must remain at CCF where they can be fed and cared for. (view small | med | large | orig)

Laurie Marker with Chewbaaka

Laurie Marker with Chewbaaka
Dr. Laurie Marker with Chewbaaka, or Chewie, CCF’s cheetah ambassador. Chewie was rescued by Laurie when he was only two weeks old and extremely ill. At 13 years old, Chewie is now the king of CCF and one of about 50 resident cheetahs at CCF. (view small | med | large | orig)

Feeding Cheetahs

Feeding Cheetahs
CCF staff toss meat to a group of cheetahs in one of CCF’s large enclosures. Captive cheetahs are kept in conditions as close to wild as possible, in the hopes that the animals will not become human-habituated and eventually can be returned to the wild. (view small | med | large | orig)

CCF Residents

CCF Residents
More and more often, CCF is receiving litters of young cubs whose mother has been killed by a farmer. CCF staff must hand-raise cubs this young, who become habituated to humans and must remain in captivity for the rest of their lives. (view small | med | large | orig)

Feeding Goats

Feeding Goats
Photo from Progress Report 'Who Takes Care of the Resident Cheetahs?' (view small | med | large | orig)

Cheetah 2

Cheetah 2
Photo from Progress Report 'Who Takes Care of the Resident Cheetahs?' (view small | med | large | orig)

Minja

Minja
Photo from Progress Report 'Minja, Emma, and Jacominja Release' (view small | med | large | orig)

Emma on her steenbok kill on 6 January 2014

Emma on her steenbok kill on 6 January 2014
Photo from Progress Report 'Minja, Emma, and Jacominja Release' (view small | med | large | orig)

Jacominja on 1 January 2014

Jacominja on 1 January 2014
Photo from Progress Report 'Minja, Emma, and Jacominja Release' (view small | med | large | orig)
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Organization

Project Leader

Shannon Sharp

Operations Director
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Where is this project located?

Map of Feed Orphan Cheetahs in Namibia