December 2nd, 2012Location:
Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.Conservation Status:
Vulnerable"I chose 4 December in honour of Khayam, the cheetah who brought me to Namibia in 1977.
I pioneered research in finding what steps were necessary to teach a captive born cheetah how
to hunt. In the course of doing so, I found that farmers were killing cheetahs indiscriminately
and someone needed to work with the farmers to stop the killing. It is because of Khayam and
the work that I saw needed to be done in securing a place for wild cheetahs, that I founded the
Cheetah Conservation Fund."
- Dr. Laurie Marker
This is part of DA's International Cheetah Day Challenge
. Check it out!
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