I am very sad to say my favorite cheetah at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Dusty, passed away this week. At 14 years old, she lived an incredibly long and happy life as an ambassador cheetah living in a large pen behind the CCF main offices with regular runs, the company of her sister and two friends and lots of meat treats!
For me, she will certainly not be forgotten. She is a part of my every day. A large framed photo of her lives above my fireplace and I even had her face printed on my credit card. I will always remember her teddy bear face and how she would follow me around while I did my morning observations of her and her pen mates. She had so much personality! She was so incredibly majestic when she ran - her power and speed left you in awe. But she was also so gentle and loving with her sisters. I love that cat and I will miss her dearly.