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Chewbaaka cheetah

  • Birth 3 Jul 1995
  • Death 3 Apr 2011 Namibia
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
  • Memorial ID 67858758

Chewbaaka, a 16 year old male Cheetah died today, Sunday April 3, 2011. In February a rabid kudu** entered his enclosure at the Cheetah Conservation in Namibia. The injuries he sustained when he tried to take down the kudu, though not serious, proved to be too much for his aging body. Chewbaaka was raised since the age of 10 days by CCF's founder Laurie L. Marker. He was a very ill Cheetah cub, but he survived and was always known for his fighting spirit. Their connection lasted a lifetime.

**A kudu is a species of large African antelope. The males grow to have very large horns.

Tribute for Chewbaaka at the CCF site

Tribute for Chewbaaka at the CCF site

And more on CCF who saved Chewbaaka's life and other cheetahs.

Cheetah Conservation Foundation

Thanks to Chewbaaka's story, $210,000 have been donated to CCF. This will ensure for a short while the preservation of these beautiful big cats.

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  • Created by: J.A. & D.S.
  • Added: 3 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67858758
  • In Memory
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chewbaaka cheetah (3 Jul 1995–3 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67858758, ; Maintained by J.A. & D.S. (contributor 46808935) Non-Cemetery Burial.