Africa Beyond the Olympics

February 20, 2014  By: Gretchen

AAC CCF cheetahThis year’s Winter Olympic Games have some surprising connections to Africa, a continent not well known for its winter sports athletes. A particularly heart-warming addition to the Africa-Olympic connection comes from Anna Fenninger, an Alpine skier from Austria who has garnered two medals in Sochi, including gold in the women’s Super Giant Slalom. Even more impressive (to us) is her commitment to helping cheetahs, one of Africa’s most endangered wild animals.

Anna has been known to race in a cheetah-print helmet, but its her work with the Cheetah Conservation Fund that is making a difference in the fight to save the cheetah. Anna recently went to Namibia to work with CCF, and posed for a calendar that was sold to support the work of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. CCF’s mission is to be the internationally recognized center of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. You can visit the link above to learn more about their organization, and if you wish to visit Namibia, we can arrange a stop at CCF’s operations during your trip!

Photo courtesy Cheetah Conservation Fund

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