International Cheetah Day - 4 December 2014
Cheetahs are a flagship species, well known for being the world's fastest land mammal. What many people might not know about this spotted beauty, is that they have declined drastically in the last 100 years world-wide from approximately 100 000 individuals throughout Africa, Middle-East and Asia, to an estimated
10 000 at the moment. At the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre of Dewildt, our team, under the leadership of the legendary Ann van Dyk, is passionate about educating the public about the plight of the cheetah. Although the Centre is well know for breeding cheetah, wild dog and many other endangered species throughout the years, our main focus remains education.
|Mime - a beautiful 2 year old cheetah following the lure at the cheetah run at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre|
|Graca was an amazing athlete that is best known for her race against the South African rugby player Bryan Habana|
|Yeats, a school going ambassador cheetah at the young age of 4 weeks.|
|Yeats at a rural school in Alexandra (Johannesburg)|
Education Manager - CHEETA