Of course, one of the biggest draws to the education center are the cheetahs themselves. The CCF takes in orphaned and injured cheetahs and provides them with a peaceful sanctuary. These cheetahs, not able to make it in the wild due to behavioral or medical problems, are part of ongoing research to better understand cheetah biology, physiology, and behavior. Some of these beautiful orphaned cheetahs can be seen either at feeding times at 2:00 on weekdays and noon on weekends. In addition to which, they can also be viewed up close on the Cheetah Safari Drive. The Cheetah Run lets guests watch these magnificent runners stretch their legs and run like the wind since these fast cats can reach up to sixty miles an hour. They can also be spotted, spots and all in their natural habitat in CCF’s Bellebenno Reserve.
Private safaris are conducted on the CCF’s own Little Serengeti, a scenic open plain featuring large herds of hartebeest, oryx, springbok, warthog, and jackals. For a unique personal experience, the cheetah exclusive lets visitors enjoy a one on one encounter with an ambassador cheetah and the research staff.
Also found at the Education Center is the Model Farm and Creamery which includes several model farms set up to display predator-friendly and commercially viable livestock and wildlife programs. It’s the perfect way to show visiting groups and farmers that cheetahs and farmers can co-exist peacefully. The Dancing Goat Creamery makes goat cheese from the resident herd which are protected by its Anatolian Shepherds and Kangal Livestock Guarding Dogs.