A little goes a long way... In the 30 years we've been operating, our phenomenal team have contributed in many ways. Here are just some to name a few;
- De Wildt / NCCF -Three cheetahs (two males and one female) were received from the National Cheetah Conservation Forum of SA to improve our breeding stock.
- Namibia - We saved 13 cheetahs which had been caught in trap cages. These cheetahs were destined for certain death, had they not been saved. They were incorporated into our breeding program.
- The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens – Jerusalem “Desert”, a hand-raised cheetah from the Ranch was chosen to represent his species in the Holy Land.
- Auckland Zoo (New Zealand) - Lazarus and Ngala, two male lions from the Ranch now roam “Pridelands” which is their new aptly named enclosure at Auckland Zoo.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom - 30 Enormous Nile Crocodiles were exported to Disney’s Animal Kingdom prior to the park’s opening in the Spring of 1998.
- Orana Wildlife Park (New Zealand) - Two wild dog females were transferred to Orana to join their three males named Kaz, George and Julius. The importation introduced new genes to the Regional Breeding program of Australasia.
- Australian Parks & Wildlife Service - The Cheetah Conservation Foundation assisted ‘Down Under’ by donating money to the Koala Rehabilitation Program after the devastating fires of December 1993.
- Pilanesberg National Park - Three wild dog males were radio collared and successfully released in the reserve. One of the males became the Alpha male of the pack.
- Bushmeat Crisis - In July 2002 the Cheetah Conservation Foundation donated R20 000 to the Bushmeat Crisis Working Group to support anti-poaching and anti-bushmeat activities in the Cross River National Park in Nigeria.
- Cango Wildlife Ranch won the Provincial Lilizela Award for Wildlife Encounters.
- We are proud to announce that Narinda Pentz, our Assistant Director: Zoological, won the Bernard Harrison and Friends Award for best professional practice in 2016.