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Thursday, Oct 27, 2005

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Cheetah Conservation Fund “Cheetah Car” Visits Zoo this Friday

"Drive to Survive" Tour Features One-of a-Kind “Cheetah” Audi TT Coupe




LITTLE ROCK (October 27, 2005) - The Little Rock Zoo will proudly host the Cheetah Conservation Fund Drive to Survive Sweepstakes and Tour this Friday from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm in conjunction with Boo at the Zoo. 

Drive to Survive features a one-of-a-kind red Audi TT Coupe accented with cheetah spots.  The “cheetah car” will be on display in front of the Zoo entrance along with information about the Cheetah Conservation Fund.  For a donation of $100 to CCF, visitors may enter the Drive to Survive Sweepstakes to win the Audi cheetah car.         

Drive to Survive is sponsored by the Cheetah Conservation Fund, an international organization dedicated to wild cheetah conservation.  Once a common animal found on five continents, the cheetah is now an endangered species.  The largest concentration of cheetahs in the world is in the southeast African country of Namibia.  In Namibia, cheetahs often attack cattle owned by ranchers, leading farmers to kill the cheetah to protect their herds.  CCF has developed a wildlife management strategy to benefit both the cheetah and the farmer by providing trained Anatolian Shepherd dogs to Namibian farmers.  The dogs ward away the cheetah, protecting the herd from the cheetah and the cheetah from farmers.

The Little Rock Zoo Conservation Fund has supported CCF for several years and is proud to host the Drive to Survive Sweepstakes and Tour.  For more information on the Drive to Survive Sweepstakes and Tour and information on CCF, log on to

The Little Rock Zoo is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA).  Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.  With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.  For more information, visit