Alison’s time volunteering at CCF Namibia, part seven

Alison is currently volunteering at CCF Namibia from the United Kingdom as a working guest. While there, she will be sharing her daily experiences with us so that we can have a first-hand look at what life is like as a CCF volunteer!

“As there are 42 cheetahs here at CCF Namibia at the moment, feeding them each day takes quite a while. Cheetahs here are usually fed on donkey meat purchased from local farmers, or occasionally zebra. Extra calcium and vitamins are added via a white powder you can see on top of the hunks of meat.”

“Cheetahs are picky eaters and like to keep their food clean in the wild, that’s why they are usually fed in bowls. Here you can see Becky, one of the cheetah keepers, explaining  this to some visitors. The bowls  are then placed in the feeding pens before the cheetahs are allowed in.”

“Some cheetahs always think the other bowl is better than their own. When they are really lucky they get offal full of blood which they love. After a dinner of blood and offal you always clean your face and paws.”

Tune in tomorrow for Alison’s eighth day!

To find out how you could volunteer at CCF Namibia, please read our pages on Internships and Working Guests.

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