In 1900 there were 100,000 cheetahs in the world. By 2006, due to loss of habitat and prey, the number of cheetahs has declined to just 12,000. That's why I founded KidsLoveAnimals.com, which is dedicated to educating kids and their families about endangered species. If you love animals, please bookmark this site. In future posts we will take you along on our personal journey to Save the Animals through our KIDSLOVEANIMALS.com DVD series.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya

This past week we received a newsletter from the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. It's absolutely amazing the vast range of work that this private wildlife sanctuary is doing to save highly endangered animals such as the black rhino and the Grevy's zebra. This year past year was especially difficult for the animals and the people of northern Kenya because of a terrible drought that killed many. In addition, an anthrax outbreak took its toll on the Grevy's zebra's fragile population of 2,100. To prevent the total extinction of the Grevy's zebra, Lewa vaccinated 620 of these animals against this disease. Programs such as this are costly and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy relies on donations for 69% of it's funding.

To learn more about The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, visit their website at lewa.org, or you can buy our "African Safari" DVD at KidsLoveAnimals.com. Not only does this DVD feature Lewa as one of its game parks, KidsLoveAnimals.com will also donate 1% from the DVD to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

1 Comments:

Blogger VallyP said...

Drought is such an awful inevitable killer, isn't it Paul. Thanks for brining this to our notice. It's amazing what can be done with just a little help from the outside world

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