Our Wish List

What’s on our wish list and why we need help in fulfilling it

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is a non profit organisation. We ask for help to fulfil our wish list because it directly contributes to the well-being and survival of cheetahs and other endangered species as well as the people who care for them. By providing the necessary resources, such as first aid supplies, protective equipment, food, supplements, veterinary services, and property maintenance, you are ensuring that the animals are healthy, well-fed, and safe in their enclosures. This is critical to their survival, particularly in the face of habitat loss, poaching, and other threats to their existence.

Furthermore, by fulfilling our wish list, you are supporting the important work of The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and the wildlife heroes who work tirelessly to care for these animals. These individuals devote their time, energy, and expertise to ensure that these animals receive the best possible care and that they are protected for future generations to enjoy.

Finally, fulfilling our wish list has a positive impact on the local community by promoting conservation and education about the importance of protecting endangered species. This inspires others to get involved in similar efforts and contribute to a more sustainable future for wildlife.

Here’s what’s on our wish list…

for our people

– First Aid supplies
– Overalls
– N95/FFP2 grade masks / respirators
– Face shields
– Gloves
– Hand sanitising stations
– Hand sanitiser 70%

for our wildlife

– Meat (Game / Horse / Chicken)
– Supplements
– Veterinary services
– First Aid supplies

for our environment

– Maintenance of enclosures
– Cement
– Paint
– Fencing
– Poles
– Plants
– Soil
– Gravel
– Bush cutters
– Roller bins
– Burlap bags

to get around

– Maintenance of vehicles
– Tyres
– Fuel (Petrol/Diesel)

to get with the times

Our computer technology is extremely dated. Newer computers and operating systems will improve the efficiency and productivity of our team as they’ll be able to perform tasks faster, access information more easily, and run more powerful applications. This will help our team to work more efficiently, which can be crucial when dealing with time-sensitive tasks related to the care of the animals.

Newer computers and operating systems improve the security of the centre’s data and systems. Our outdated systems are more vulnerable to security threats such as viruses and malware. By upgrading to newer systems, our data and systems are better protected against these threats.

Newer computers and operating systems provides our team access to more advanced software and tools. This helps with tasks such as data analysis, record-keeping, and fundraising efforts. For example, team members are able to use more advanced software to track the health and well-being of the animals, or to manage fundraising campaigns more effectively.

Having newer computers and operating systems can help to improve the image of The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. Visitors and supporters may perceive the centre as being more professional and up-to-date, which can be important when it comes to fundraising and outreach efforts.

to connect and to stay connected

Currently our cellphone coverage is not great. We need help with boosting our existing cellphone coverage and here’s why it is important.

Better cellphone coverage will improve our visitor experience by allowing them to stay connected with their loved ones and share their experiences in real-time. Many visitors may want to share their photos, videos, and stories with their friends and family, and better cellphone coverage can make that possible.

In case of an emergency, being able to quickly and reliably contact emergency services can be crucial. With better cellphone coverage, visitors and staff at The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre can easily call for help if needed.

Better cellphone coverage will help The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre’s operations. Our team can use their mobile devices to communicate with each other, access important information, and make necessary updates to the centre’s systems.

Having better cellphone coverage will help with fundraising and outreach efforts. Our team can connect with potential donors and supporters, and share updates about the centre’s work on social media platforms.

You make the difference

Your help in fulfilling our wish list support the breeding program of The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and the release of cheetahs back into their natural habitat.

Did you know that he cheetah is a critically endangered species with only an estimated 7,100 individuals remaining in the wild. By breeding cheetahs in captivity and releasing them into the wild, The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is contributing to the conservation of this species and helping to increase its population in the wild. This is crucial to maintaining the ecological balance of the ecosystem and preserving biodiversity.

The release of cheetahs back into their natural habitat has a positive impact on the local community and economy. By restoring the natural balance of the ecosystem, the release of cheetahs can help to promote ecotourism and provide economic opportunities for the local community. This can lead to increased investment in conservation efforts and sustainable development practices that benefit both wildlife and humans.

The breeding program and release of cheetahs back into the wild is an important educational tool that helps to raise awareness about the importance of conservation and the need to protect endangered species. By supporting The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, you are helping to promote public education and engagement about the critical issue of wildlife conservation.

How can you get involved?

Reach out to our marketing & pr lady, she’ll be able to further the conversation with you.

NIKKI STAG

Monday to Friday: 07h30 – 13h00

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