19 June 2010
Australia Zoo's four gorgeous Cheetahs are set to step into the 'spot'-light during the upcoming Cheetah Week celebrations in an effort to save Cheetahs in the wild.
Throughout the school holiday period, Australia Zoo will celebrate the world's fastest mammal while educating visitors about this amazing species and the conservation efforts being made to protect them.
Visitors to Australia Zoo throughout Cheetah Week celebrations will get the chance to see our Cheetahs, hear from our keepers during special presentations, plus have the opportunity to gets hands-on with our Cheetahs through Cheeky Cheetah Walks.
Our dedicated Cheetah Team is excited about showcasing these amazing animals throughout the week.
The team has been working with our Cheetahs, Cleo, Foxtrot, Echo and Sheeba to further develop their skills, behaviours and ability to interact with humans, in preparation for their on-display enclosure and world-class Cheetah run facility.
Australia Zoo is planning a new on-display Cheetah facility, which will allow our Cheetahs to be displayed throughout the day for our guests. The facility will include a lure coursing system to give our Cheetahs the opportunity to reach their full running potential; speeds greater than 100km/hr.
Australia Zoo has also teamed up with Kumuka Worldwide to offer visitors the chance to WIN a 21-day Overland Tour of Africa, and the opportunity to see Cheetah in the wild! All you have to do to enter is book a Cheeky Cheetah Walk at Australia Zoo between 26 June and 11 July to go into the draw.
Proceeds raised throughout the Cheetah Week celebrations and from Cheetah encounters go directly to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors to assist with Cheetah conservation programs in South Africa.
Australia Zoo will also be auctioning off a special meet and greet with Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin, followed by a Cheetah Walk with our keepers! This special Cheetah-themed silent auction will take place on Saturday 26 June, with proceeds raised going to Cheetah conservation. Other unique wildlife encounters with Terri, Bindi and Robert will be auctioned off daily from 27 June until 10 July, with funds raised through these encounters going to research on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.
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