EF26 Charity: The Cheetah Preservation Foundation

CPF Logo Cango Wildlife Ranch Logo

Their Mission

"To promote and fund the conservation of cheetah and other endangered species through captive breeding, research and public awareness."

An endangered species

cheetah baby

The cheetah is the world's fastest land animal and they are dangerously close to extinction. Less than 7000 of the big cats remain in the wild. The Cheetah Preservation Foundation was founded in 1988, with the principal aim of ensuring the survival of the cheetah and other endangered species.

For over 28 years the organisation has worked tirelessly for the conservation of cheetah and other endangered species – they are one of the 5 biggest cheetah centres in the world and have for many years had the highest survival rate of cubs produced globally.

Dedicated work

Cheetah 'Lex'

The Cheetah Preservation Foundation (CPF) has crafted a unique program where their visitors have the opportunity to meet some of their ambassador animals. "It is our strong belief that when a person has a close educational experience with an animal, it instils a desire to protect the species and encourages a movement to be more mindful about the exploitation of their environment".

The conservation and education facility doesn‘t receive government funding, which is an enormous challenge with the overheads that they face. In addition to their mission, their primary focus is to ensure that all their animals receive the highest attainable standards of medical care and premium species specific diets. Their standards are exceptionally high and it all comes at a cost, as do the many hours of labour put in by our over 100 dedicated and animal loving staff.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

The Cheetah Preservation Foundation is a division of Cango Wildlife Ranch. CWR is one of the few facilities in South Africa to be accredited by PAAZA (Pan-African Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquaria), showing their high standards of animal care and husbandry as well as their contributions to conservation.

Cheetah with frozen treat
Cheetah 'Thandie'

More information and details

More information about their work, achievements and the Cango Wildlife Ranch conservation and breeding programs you can read in the PDF presentation they prepared for us.

How you can help

As in past years, we are seeking donations of artwork and other unique items to be used in raising money for charity through our Lottery Booth, Charity Auction and a Charity Display in the Art Show with items for silent bidding. If you wish to make a donation, then please click the following link to pre-register your donation: charity.eurofurence.org

However, even if you have not pre-registered your donation, we will still happily accept extra donations during the convention (see the con book for details). You can also consider donating a percentage of your Art Show sales to charity (see more information during the online art submission process).

There will be various events, activities and other opportunities to donate money during the convention to support our charity. In addition you can always stop by at the charity booth to learn more.

The charity team and The Cheetah Preservation Foundation thank you from the bottom of their hearts for anything you can spare.

Charity events

As always, there will be lots of activities where you can support the charity, such as

  • The charity lottery booth
  • The charity concert
  • The charity videogame tournament
  • The charity art auction
  • A charity calendar
  • The sunday open table

Cheetah relaxing
New cheetah babies