Cheetah Conservation Fund Center (CCF), Half Day Visit
CCF is a non-profit organization focusing specifically on the preservation of the cheetah and its natural habitat and restoring them to healthy, sustainable population sizes.
Founded in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker.
Visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund Center (CCF) for a half a day tour which is about an hour and fifteen minutes drive from Ozondjahe, outside of the town of Otjiwarongo.
Each afternoon you can observe cheetahs being fed. It may also be possible to watch the cheetahs run, take a cheetah safari, or even meet their Cheetah Ambassadors.
CCF is an internationally recognized center of excellence in research and education on Cheetahs. The Education Center provides visitors the opportunity to learn more about the behavior and biology of the Cheetah and the Namibian ecosystem that supports Africa’s highest population of Cheetah. This excursion includes the visit of the museum, observing Cheetahs in enclosures and viewing the daily Cheetah feedings. We need to make prior reservations for this excursion, particularly if you wish to meet their Cheetah Ambassadors.
Some Facts about Cheetah
- The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, reaching speeds of up to 113km/h. They can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3 seconds.
- When running, cheetahs use their tail to steer, like a rudder for a boat.
- Cheetahs are the only big cat that can turn in mid-air while sprinting.
- Females are solitary, whereas males tend to live in small groups of 2-3 individuals, usually brothers.
- Cheetahs make distinct facial expressions to signal their mood.
- In Native American symbology, the cheetah represents swiftness, insight and focus.
- Cheetahs are caring, affectionate and dedicated mothers. They spend a long time caring for their cubs and teaching them essential survival skills like hunting. Cubs typically stay with their mothers for one and a half to two years.