At Cheetah Experience we strive to:
Ethically conserve the cheetah species and protect it from further endangerment or extinction. To educate and raise awareness amongst students and the general public of the dangers that the cheetah faces, along with the efforts that can be made to reduce these threats.
Advance knowledge about cheetah’s health, fertility and genetics through the ethical research conducted in our facilities.
Provide a safe sanctuary for rescued and retired animals or those that need special care.
Raise awareness of the vulnerability of endangered and threatened species through educational experiences we offer to visitors
Offer university internships and research opportunities to students, and work together with universities and other conservation projects to better understand the plight that the cheetah faces, and work towards the long term survival of the cheetah.
Provide local and international volunteers an unforgettable opportunity to work closely with cheetahs and other endangered and threatened species, contribute to the conservation of this precious species, and promote the conservation of the cheetah in their own communities.
Support future genetic diversity of the cheetah through DNA Testing and breeding in scientifically based ethical programs.
Responsible Wildlife Conservation
Cheetah Experience unreservedly condemns the practices of the canned lion/hunting industry. Canned hunting is the act of breeding wild animals for the purposes of being killed by trophy hunters. Hunters slaughter these innocent animals within an enclosed space where the animal has no chance of escape. The three male lions we have at Cheetah Experience, Max, Acinonyx and Napoleon are all non-breeding males, and we have no lionesses at our project.
We believe that it is our duty to educate the public on the canned hunting industry in South Africa, and discuss this awful practice in the educational experiences we offer to visitors, and the training and induction program all of our volunteers go through.
At Cheetah Experience we do not condone cub petting/cub cuddling. When we do have juvenile animals at our projects, they are cared for by our experienced staff, with volunteers assisting in their care when required, and only after going through a training and induction program.
Support Conservation in South Africa
Cheetah Experience is a non-profit organisation that does not receive government funding. We rely on the generosity of our Global Volunteer & Intern Family, current volunteers and interns, sponsors and visitors to our project, so we can continue to provide our animals with the best possible care.
How You Can Support Cheetah Experience
There are a number of ways you can support Cheetah Experience and our animals: