What We Do
Cheetah Experience is a registered non-profit company in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
We are home to a number of endangered and threatened species, including cheetahs, leopards, male
non-breeding lions, servals, caracals, African wildcats, wolves, meerkats and a Siberian tiger. Our project takes in rescued animals from the local area, so we also have various animals from time to time, including a goat and antelope.
We offer visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to come on an educational tour and learn about our animals, see them up close, take some amazing photos, and learn how you can join us in the fight to protect these precious species.
We offer a wide range of Volunteer and Internship Programs, which have seen over 1,000 hard-working, dedicated people from 33 countries come and be a special part of the Cheetah Experience Global Volunteer Family, and contribute to conservation in South Africa.
Click on the button below to read more about the plight of the cheetah, and what we do to ethically conserve the cheetah
Why We Do It
Extinction is Forever.
Our Mission is to raise awareness of the vulnerability of South African species and other endangered species through educational experiences, as well as ethically breeding cheetahs in captivity.
At Cheetah Experience, our animals come first, and everything we do is for our animals. Our current focus is to ensure that our cheetah breeding project aids in the conservation of the Cheetah, by using the DNA samples taken from our Cheetahs to maintain genetic diversity. We work along-side other ethical and responsible projects to help secure the Cheetahs future survival. In 2016 cheetah population figures were revised, showing that the global population of the cheetah is estimated at ∼7,100 individuals, and confined to 9% of their historical distributional range.
Our Long Term goal is to be able to release some animals into a protected yet self-sustaining natural habitat where animals are still monitored by researchers and medical experts but live free. Understanding their needs, behaviour and instincts plays a key role in saving animals from extinction.