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Cheetah Conservation

The Houston Zoo loves its cheetahs and wants to do everything we can to protect them in the wild.

The Houston Zoo supports cheetah protection efforts in Africa through: 

  • Cheetah Conservation Botswana: An organization that aims to preserve the nation’s cheetah population through scientific research, community outreach and education, working with rural communities to promote coexistence with Botswana’s rich diversity of predator species. We offer funding for both operating support and educational programming.

How the Houston Zoo helps:

  • Creating training opportunities for local staff and communities to learn to improve the care and health of livestock.
  • Offer funding for operating support and educational programming.
  • We demonstrate the use of guard dogs to protect livestock from predators (like cheetahs) in Africa through the display of our Anatolian shepherd who lives with our cheetahs here at the Houston Zoo!

Donate now to help cheetahs in the wild:


How You Can Help

  • Be a hero; tell your friends and family not to buy products made from animals (like cheetah fur)!
  • Visit the Zoo! Every time you visit the Houston Zoo, you help save animals in the wild.
  • Learn more about the wildlife protection projects we support and donate to help save cheetahs in the wild.
  • Friend the Houston Zoo Wildlife Conservation Facebook Page for updates on saving animals in the wild.


Other Related Animals:


Painted Dogs



Clouded Leopards