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Purchase this beautifully written and illustrated children’s book for all cheetah lovers - young and old: Why the Cheetah Hunts at Night.
Find out how the cheetah got his tear lines in this fictional folkloric tale that you will be reading over and over again.
This book is written for us by Aunty Kiko and illustrated with rich, expressive watercolor paintings, by skilled artist, Moses Wanjuki.
Christmas and 2013 are just around the corner. Celebrate the upcoming new year by purchasing the beautiful new 2013 cheetah calendar, ADAPTATIONS. It will make a perfect gift you, your friends and/or family to enjoy the entire year. The breath taking photos were taken by Frederico Veronesi (www.federicoveronesi.com) and artist Guy Coombs (the spotless cheetah picture).
Proceeds support Action for Cheetahs research, projects and staff
Today marks the start of our fall fundraising tour! The theme of this year's tour is "Wheels for Cheetah Conservation". Our field vehicle in Kenya has given us over 400,000 kilometers of service to each border. It has served us well, but for the past couple of years the service of the old truck has been giving us too much grief. A pledge through Cheetah Friends Europe has launched the campaign with a grant of 10,000 Euro (USD$12,000). It is our goal to raise a total of $45,000 to purchase, insure and run a new field vehicle for 2013.
Some exciting news from the field today.... our robotic goat had a positive "capture" of two male cheetahs. The location is the same as the live goat positive "capture" two weeks ago. In between the live and robo goat we placed a scent for two weeks. OK at this point the study is preliminary and the statistical analysis still needs to be conducted... but I am so excited that our robo caught cheetah attention.
More poop talk....
Our scat collection in Salama is going well. Nelson has nearly 150 samples. We will not know if it is all cheetah until he begins the analyses. He is adding DNA testing into his analysis program to assure that even the dry samples are really cheetah. This will be also serve to be a pilot for ongoing DNA studies to enable us to know the relationship between neighboring cheetahs and to know the importance of corridors for cheetah genetic exchange.
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