Cameron had another opportunity to visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund this past summer to assist with facilities operations. He worked along side Bruce and Laurie doing a variety of tasks that help to save cheetahs both in the wild and at the centre.
He loved being back among the people of CCF and the Namibian wildlife. More photos coming.
Tapas and Tastings for Cheetahs
An evening with Dr. Laurie Marker, CCF Founder
Dr. Marker shared what is currently happening in the world with cheetahs.
Good news: CCF is celebrating 25 years of their Livestock Guarding Dog program and they have successfully re-wild several orphan cheetahs.
Bad news: Illegal pet trade is making a negative impact on the wild cheetah population. CCF is currently taking care of over 20 cubs confiscated from illegal pet traders in Somaliland. CCF is now working to support and educate local Somalilanders to care for the very young and vunerable wild cubs. Dr. Marker and CCF continues to work tirelessly to save wild cheetahs.
Our world is a better place because of her and CCF.
Cameron at CCF
Cameron visits CCF
Cheetah Kids - Follow your passions!
Cameron made it to Africa and experienced what it's like to save wild cheetahs. He traveled to Namibia, Africa as an intern for the CCF during the summer of 2018. Thanks to ASU & Flinn scholarship.
"I had an amazing experience at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in beautiful Namibia. It was great to meet and work with all the hard working people that are continuing the conservation of the wild cheetah. I have made plenty of amazing memories and will be sure to share many of my photos as I sort through them in the coming weeks. Thank you to Dr. Laurie Marker, Bruce and all the great staff at the Cheetah Conservation Fund for welcoming me and engaging me in all the day-to-day operations. I will definetly be back."
Wild About Cheetahs event with Dr. Laurie Marker at the LOFT Cinema - April 2017
Cheetah Kids hosts Dr. Laurie Marker Conservation talk at REID Park Zoo - April 2016
The 25 years of Cheetah Conservation event with Dr. Laurie Marker raised over $13,000! The money goes directly to the intergrated programs of CCF to help save wild cheetahs. A BIG thank you to everyone who supported us!
A Future for Cheetahs with Dr. Laurie Marker at REID Park Zoo - Sept. 2014
The Future for Cheetahs event brought in over $6,000. Thank you to everyone who came to the REID Park Zoo to support and help save cheetahs. Monies raised go directly to CCF.
CCF's Education Officer, Matti Nghikembua visits Arizona - October 2013
Jackie introduced us to Victor the Cheetah. He's Wild Wonders' educational cheetah that travels with Jackie to meet and inspire kids of all ages. He has a loud purr!
A great event wraps up.
"Run For the Cheetah" Chicago * Phoenix * Portland
The Run for the Cheetah was a fun community event designed to raise awareness about the endangered cheetah and to raise funds to support the Cheetah Conservation Fund's programs. This event ran for seven years in Phoenix, AZ. And it was a fantastic event to be a part of. A great way to engage people of all ages and champion the cause to save cheetahs! We would like to bring this event back!
CCF "Run for the Cheetah" 2011
CCF "Run For the Cheetah" 2010
Cameron & Dr. Laurie Marker, CCF Founder
CheetahKids w/ Dr. Marker and CCF AZ Chapter
Cheetah Kids' Booth
"Wild About Cheetahs Event" REID Park Zoo 2010
"Wild About Cheetahs" was a SOLD OUT event! CHEETAH KIDS would like to thank everyone who came out to support cheetahs & Dr. Laurie Marker in Tucson, AZ at the Reid Park Zoo. We were fortunate to have Dr. Marker in Tucson to help our community learn about wild cheetahs and the challenges they face daily in their African ecosystem. We had a great time seeing zoo creatures, eating, bidding on silent auction items and listening to Dr. Marker speak about what she's doing in Namibia, AFRICA to help save wild cheetahs from extinction. Her presentation included beautiful cheetah videos & photos - many of Chewbakka, her Ambassador Cheetah.
Cheetah Spot Challenge
Putting the Spots back on the Cheetah!
Cheetah Spot Challenge This was a challenge to put the spots back on the cheetah to help save cheetahs. People purchased one Cheetah Spot wooden nickel for each spot on the cheetah and colored it in. We wanted to cover the cheetah and sell 3000 Cheetah Spot Wooden Nickels.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CHEETAH FRIEND LIZ AND THE D.C. CHAPTER OF THE CCF FOR PUTTING 150 SPOTS BACK ON DUMA! WAY TO GO!
CCF "Run for the Cheetah" 2009
Cameron meets Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund
"It was fun to meet Dr. Marker, she was really nice and friendly. She showed me pictures of the cheetahs Ron, Little C, Kanini, and a lot of other things. She travels a lot but she has a house in Africa and has lived there for 18 years.
She told me that kids are the future people that will help save the cheetah. That makes me want to do more to get other kids to learn about cheetahs. I was happy that she took the time to meet me and I hope to see her again." - Cameron, age 10 Tucson, AZ 2008
Dr. Laurie Marker sent an email to Cameron wishing him luck on race day and attached these two photos. The Namibian kids are wishing him luck on the race too.
CCF "Run For the Cheetah" 2008
4th Annual Cheetah Conservation Fund's Run for the Cheetah event in Phoenix, AZ Saturday, April 26, 2008 A warm sunny morning brought many people out to help raise money for the wild cheetah. Cameron and his Cheetah Kids' booth raised $320 to help save the wild cheetah in Namibia, Africa. Thanks to everyone who came out and made the run a success!!
2008 CCF Phoenix Run for the Cheetah
Cameron at Phoenix Run for the Cheetah
Cameron's Save the Cheetah Birthday Party
For Cameron’s ninth birthday party this year instead of gifts, he asked his guests to bring money to help save the wild cheetah.
All of his friends were enthusiastic about what Cameron is doing to help save the cheetahs and gladly raised $275 on the day of the party! The kids had a great time playing cheetah tail tag, running cheetah dashes and learning to play the Djembe drums.
Cameron blowing out candles at his 9th birthday.
Djembe drumming at the birthday party.
First Cheetah Kids' Event: CCF "Run for the Cheetah" 2007
Selling cheetah merchandise at the race.
Cameron presents a check to Claudia and Matti with the CCF.
Cameron and Matti on raceday in Phoenix.
A BIG thank you to all who came to the annual "Run for the CHEETAH" in Phoenix, Arizona APRIL 21ST!!!! The day was full of great fun as families came together to help the Cheetah Conservation Fund in their efforts to help save cheetahs.
AN EVEN BIGGER THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED OUR CHEETAH KIDS BOOTH. WE RAISED $505 FOR THE CHEETAH CONSERVATION FUND. THAT TRANSLATES INTO $3,800 NAMIBIA DOLLARS!!! CAMERON PRESENTED THE CCF CLAUDIA WHITEHEAD (ARIZONA CHAPTER PRESIDENT) AND MATTI NGHIKEMBUA, CCF SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT VISITING FROM NAMIBIA WITH THE CHECK AFTER THE EVENT. WAY TO GO PHOENIX!!!!
Hermosa Montessori Charter School's 2006-07 Lower Elementary Class donates $213 to the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) to save wild cheetah. The class decides to sponsor the cheetah named "Ron." Ron is named after the popular JK Rowlings Harry Potter series. Thank you for gathering your change and donating it to save cheetahs.
Hermosa Montessori Charter School's 2006-07 Lower Elementary Class donated money to help save wild cheetahs. Cameron asked his classmated to continue their support of cheetahs and brought containers to collect money. Students brought their change and donated $172 to the CCF. This money will continue to sponsor "Ron" at the CCF. Thank you! Hermosa Montessori Charter School's 2007-08 Lower Elementary Class contibutes more money to support "Ron" at the CCF in Namibia, AFRICA. Cameron talked to the students and asked them to continue their support of cheetahs. Students contributed $112. Thank you for caring!
Ron is a male cheetah who turned 3 this year and continues to live with his sisters Harry and Hermione. They are cared for by the CCF in Namibia, AFRICA.