Friday Photo: Cheetah Outreach

Rachael and me with cheetah

 

Cheetah Outreach

The Cheetah Outreach is located in Somerset West outside of Cape Town. They do environmental education and conservation work. One of their projects was training these really cute huge dogs to defend livestock from cheetahs. Cheetahs don’t like to attack anything bigger than they are, so the dogs work as a good defensive measure and helps to prevent farmers from having to shoot the cheetahs. The species is currently now only found in certain parts of Africa. The females are solitary and raise cubs on their own, and the males are more social and form coalitions that run around together. The Cheetah we met was apparently a celebrity, his name was Joseph, and he was apparently in a movie with Patrick Swayze. (Sorry if I spelled his name wrong). To find out more about the project check out their website: Cheetah Outreach.

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About Lizz

I am a fourth year student at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. I am participating in the Students for Development Program this year and I will be going to work with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa for six months. I recently came back from Namibia where I lived for 11 weeks through the Namibia Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto. I worked with an organization called Physically Active Youth which is located in Katutura, Namibia near Windhoek. If you are a student interested in getting involved internationally or interested in doing a study abroad project, you should make sure to check out the CIE website: http://cie.utoronto.ca/ Also, if you are a student in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto make sure to check out the international exchanges available on the faculty website: http://www.physical.utoronto.ca/Undergraduate/Current_Students/International_Experience.aspx

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