In October 2019 San Diego Humane Society's Escondido Campus Director, Andy Blue went to the breakaway state of Somaliland in the horn of Africa to assist Cheetah Conservation Fund with confiscated cheetah cubs. He brought critical care supplies that were donated by San Diego Humane Society, the San Diego Zoo, and other organizations in the States.
Up to 300 cubs a year have been illegally taken from the wild and are transported to countries in the Middle East where they are kept as pets. Only one in six cubs survive the journey. In the country of Somaliland the Cheetah Conservation Fund has set up a safe house to care for the confiscated cubs and there are currently 41 cubs in the facility. Join us as Andy discusses this experience and efforts made by the Cheetah Conservation Fund to help protect this species.
Special thanks to Bird Rock Coffee Roasters for their generous donation of coffee for this event.
Cost is $10 per person.
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