On Saturday afternoon there was a fund raiser for the Cheetah Conservation Fund in DC. We invited our friends Heather and Alan to attend with us; they were visiting from St. Louis. The event was held on an apartment rooftop, there were great views of DC and lots of snacks and drinks. But, the most important guest, the cheetah was late. At 5PM we had to leave. Luckily for us, as we exited the building, the van from the Cleveland Zoo that was carrying the cheetah drove up. In another car was the Executive Director, Dr.Laurie Marker. She recognized Tom and asked us to stay. Laurie arranged to have our photos taken with the cheetah before they went up to the rooftop.
What an experience.
These animals are so powerful,they can reach speeds of 110 km/h in seconds.
And they like to have their chins rubbed!
This cheetah is an ambassador for all cheetahs; he visits private parties,fund raisers, schools, anywhere there is an interest in these magnificent animals.
Namibia, one of my favorite places on earth is home to the cheetah. The Conservation Fund’s goal is to preserve the habitat for cheetahs, and to have the cheetahs co-exist with the agricultural businesses in Namibia.
Once you meet these beautiful animals, you want them to always have a place on this earth.
So, please consider supporting the Cheetah Conservation Fund.