Our Sponsors and Partners

Fit Cheetahs is hugely grateful to all our sponsors and partners supporting this important research. You, your organisation or school could also become a named sponsor. If you are interested in making a larger donation to support this worthwhile cause and help the cheetah’s fight for survival, please contact me directly at larissa@fitcheetahs.com

Our Sponsors

Fit Cheetahs would like to thank the National Geographic Student Expeditions for their generous donation. This program offers high and middle school students the opportunity to explore life in the field and follow in the footsteps of NatGeo photographers, writers and scientists. I had the privilege of working with NatGeo students in Namibia and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.    

Fit Cheetahs is very grateful for the support and donations by Wiltshire College & University Centre, a tertiary college of education with whom we also work closely in terms of outreach. It is always great to hold talks and workshops with their Level 3 Animal Management students. 

Private Sponsors

Fit Cheetahs is immensely grateful to Elspeth Third for her very generous donation!! Elspeth has been following and backing this research project right from the start and we are so grateful for her continuous support. Thank you so much, Elspeth!! 

Fit Cheetahs would also like to thank Margaret and George Laing for their incredible support and very generous donation! They showed interest in this research project and understood its potential from the beginning and their patronage is very gratefully received. Thank you, Margaret and George!


Our Partners

Without WildTrack, this project would not be possible. The Footprint Identification Technique (FIT) is the brain child of Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhhai, the founders of WildTrack. Their mission is to improve endangered species monitoring to help alleviate human-wildlife conflict. Their award-winning Footprint Identification Technique (FIT) identifies species, individuals, sex and age.

Fit Cheetahs is very grateful for our partnership with the N/a’anku sê Foundation’s Large Carnivore Conservation Research team which enables us to collect the data needed for this project. N/a’an ku sê works to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of Namibia and is working towards its vision of an Africa where humans and wildlife can live and thrive together. 

We are delighted to have Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, UK as our research partner. This has enabled us to collect valuable data for the Fit Cheetahs project from a whole family unit of cheetahs - parents, a litter group and their older sibling.

Longleat Safari Park was opened in 1966 as the first drive-through safari park outside Africa. It is now home to over 500 animals and attracts almost 1 million visitors per year. Education and raising awareness of conservation issues is one of their core values and the park has been the setting for many TV documentaries, including the BBC's 'Animal Park'. 

The Al Bustan Zoological Centre (ABZC) is a privately owned zoo by His Excellency Mr Abdul Jaleel Al Blouki in Sharjah, UAE, which is focused on conservation programs for endangered species like the cheetah, okapi, clouded leopard and Indian rhino. Fit Cheetahs is very grateful for this research partnership, which has enabled us to include two cheetah subspecies into this study. 

Fit Cheetahs would like to thank Hands on Science for their continued support of this research project and the chance to develop a brilliant Biodiversity Workshop for primary schools together. Pupils have fun learning about the importance of biodiversity and food webs in the UK, diversity within the cat family and are introduced to the concept of genetic diversity. Of course they also learn about cheetahs and my research and they even get to make their very own cast of a cheetah paw! 

Hands on Science is the largest provider of STEM workshops for primary schools in the UK with over 14 years of experience and a wealth of STEM workshops in all areas of the curriculum.

Fit Cheetahs would like to thank Sabine Klaus-Carter, the director of Creation Editor Ltd, for her excellent and continued advice and support. Together with her team she produces high quality videos for corporate businesses. Their services range from covering corporate events to training videos to promotional films for in-house and online.


We would like to thank Annette Wiese, the founder and director of plan[e]tage, for her excellent advice and her help with our amazing logo!! Her Studio for Communication & Design are experts in brand development, advertising, communication strategy, sales bulletins, photography, webdesign and exhibition design.