Heathcliffe The Cheetah

Heathcliffe is a stunning King Cheetah, he was born in May 2009 and was hand raised.  He had to have part of his stomach removed when he was about a year old due to eating a chicken bone that splintered.

He absolutely loves attention, especially his enrichment time.  Heathcliffe is the largest cheetah we have on the farm, but in reality he is just a gentle giant with a massive heart.

COMMON NAME: Cheetah

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acinonyx jubatus

TYPE: Mammals

DIET: Carnivore

GROUP NAME: Coalition

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: Up to 12 years

SIZE:  70-90 cm (28-36 in) high at shoulder

WEIGHT: 35-65 kg (77-144 lbs)

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre do not receive any government funding and therefore depend on public support to continue with the work that we do. You and your family can take a special interest in one of the Centre’s animals by adopting one or more of them. Choose your favorite animal from the list of species and by sending your adopt an animal donation you will be playing an important role in assisting us to maintain and care for these animals.

Adoption Packages

ranges between 

R600.00R50,000.00

You will receive a certificate to acknowledge your adoption as well as a photograph of your wild child via e-mail, this applies to all adoption levels.
Individuals, Companies and Organisations qualify for a Section 18A Tax Certificate. 

Bronze

Adoption package for R600 per year
(R50 per month) includes:

Adopted Wild Child Benefit

Food for 1 week.

Adopted Parent Benefit

A certificate of adoption.

Silver

Adoption package for R1000 per year
(R83.33 per month) includes:

Adopted Wild Child Benefit

Food for 1.5 weeks.

Adopted Parent Benefit

A certificate of adoption. Meet your adopted wild child! This is done by appointment only as it includes a Walking Tour for you. Kindly note that normal tour rates would apply to additional guests.

Gold

Adoption package for R1500 per year
(R125 per month)
includes:

Adopted Wild Child Benefit

Food for 2 weeks.

Adopted Parent Benefit

A certificate of adoption. Meet your adopted wild child! This is done by appointment only as it includes a Walking Tour for you and a guest. Kindly note that normal tour rates would apply to additional guests.

Sapphire

Adoption package for R2500 per year
(R208.33 per month) includes:

Adopted Wild Child Benefit

Food for 3 weeks.

Adopted Parent Benefit

A certificate of adoption. Meet your adopted wild child! This is done by appointment only as it includes a Guided Tour for you and a guest. Kindly note that normal tour rates would apply to additional guests.

Platinum

Adoption package for R3600 per year
(R300.00 per month) includes:

Adopted Wild Child Benefit

Food for 5.5 weeks.

Adopted Parent Benefit

A certificate of adoption. Meet your adopted wild child! This is done by appointment only as it includes a Cheetah Run and Tour for you and a guest. Kindly note that normal tour rates would apply to additional guests.

Tanzanite

Adoption package for R6500 per year
(R541.66 per month) includes:

Adopted Wild Child Benefit

Food for 10.5 weeks.

Adopted Parent Benefit

A certificate of adoption and a Cheetah soft toy.
Meet your adopted wild child! This is done by appointment only as it includes a Cheetah Run and Tour for you and 2 guests. Kindly note that normal tour rates would apply to additional guests.

Corporate Adoption Packages

Musgravite

Adoption package for R15 000 per year
(R1250.00 per month) includes:

Adopted Wild Child Benefit

Food for 1 Cheetah for 4 months with health checks.

Adopted Parent Benefit

Certificate of adoption. Cheetah run and guided tour for 4 staff members. 10% discount on functions held at the Centre.

Emerald

Adoption package for R30 000 per year
(R2500.00 per month) includes:

Adopted Wild Child Benefit

Food for 5.5 weeks.

Adopted Parent Benefit

Certificate of adoption. Behind the scenes/feeding round for 4 staff members. Your company thanked on our social media pages with links to yours. 10% discount on functions held at the Centre.

Ruby

Adoption package for R50 000 per year
(R4166.67 per month) includes:

Adopted Wild Child Benefit

Food for 1 Cheetah for 1 year with health checks, vaccines and medical bills.

Adopted Parent Benefit

Certificate of adoption. Behind the scenes/feeding round for 4 staff members. Your company thanked on our social media pages with links to yours. Your company add/sign at the Centre (at your cost). Privilege to name a pack of wild dogs or a coalition on Cheetah with an acknowledgment sign at their enclosure. 10% discount on functions held at the Centre.

Kibwe & Beshte The Cheetahs

Adoption Packages

You will receive a certificate to acknowledge your adoption as well as a photograph of your wild child via e-mail, this applies to all adoption levels.

Bronze

Adoption package for R200 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
Information booklet

Silver

Adoption package for R600 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Gold

Adoption package for R1200 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x 30-minute walking tour
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Sapphire

Adoption package for R2500 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x Cheetah run & 30-minute walking tour for 2 guests
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Platinum

Adoption package for R3600 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x Cheetah run & 30-minute walking tour for 4 guests
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Diamond

Adoption package for R4800 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x Cheetah run & tour for 2 guests
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet

Tanzanite

Adoption package for R6000 per year includes:

Certificate of adoption
A photograph of your “wild child”
Update via email during the year
1 x Cheetah run & tour for 4 guests
Annual open day for 2 guests
Information booklet