Cheetah Kids hopes to inspire kids and get them excited and interested in cheetahs and our world's wildlife.
Learning and caring about cheetahs and wildlife
will help give them a chance to survive and thrive in the world today, tomorrow and in the future.
Dr. Lauire Marker with Cheetah Kids Cameron & Kristen
Cheetah Kids' Mission
To educate, raise awareness & engage kids about cheetahs, their ecosystems and the need to protect & save our earth's biodiversity.
Cameron meets Dr. Laurie Marker, 2008
Cameron with Dr. Laurie Marker at CCF, 2018
About Cheetah Kids
Since the age of four Cameron has been fascinated with cheetahs. In kindergarten he drew pictures and wrote stories about a cheetah named "Fast Spot" and asked his mom to make a cheetah costume for Halloween, which had over 700 spots glued on it!! For his seventh birthday he adopted a cheetah from the National Zoo in Washington D.C. to help protect them and fund research.
As a young boy, Cameron nurtured his passion through reading books and creating cheetah art. He decorated his room with cheetahs from photos and paintings to blankets, a cheetah quilt and numerous stuffed animals (cheetahs, of course). He spent time learning all about cheetahs and soon discovered that this beautiful animal is considered vulnerable with declining populations. Cameron wanted to do something to help save cheetahs from extinction. It is from his passion that in 2007, CheetahKids.com was created. When asked why he wanted to make a website, Cameron simply replied, "Because I love Cheetahs."
Upon starting Cheetah Kids, we were fortunate to have discovered the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and quickly became supporters of this holistic wildlife conservation organization aimed at saving cheetahs in Namibia, Africa. Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of CCF, is a true HERO and inspiration. Cheetah Kids frequently hosts events for Dr. Marker when she travels to the U.S. to raise awareness and funds.
The love for cheetahs has spread through the family and his sister, Kristen, is championing the cause to save cheetahs. Kristen also loves African elephants and wants to help save them too.
Cameron and Kristen realize other kids love cheetahs too and hope that every 'Cheetah Kid' learns a bit more about cheetahs from this website so they can help spread the word and teach others about these magnificent animals.
Cameron made it to the Cheetah Conservation Fund two summers in a row. He was fortunate to live at CCF, experience what it takes to run a conservation organization and worked directly with the facilities operations. He got to spend every day among his very favorite animals, CHEETAHS!
He hopes everyone gets a chance to see cheetahs in the wild and visit the exceptional CCF in Namibia.
Cheetah Kids is dedicated to helping to save the world's wild cheetahs. The funds raised through this website and our events go directly to saving cheetahs. Over the last 12 years, we have raised thousands of dollars for the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Thank you for your continued help and support!
Cheetah Kids Non-Profit Organization
Cheetah Kids is a registered non-profit 501(C) (3) EIN #26-1606009.
Donations are fully tax-deductable in the United States.