At Ashia it’s all about cheetahs but cheetahs are not all you’ll see while on an educational animal & farm tour.
You will also see and learn about servals and leopards.
Your tour guide will provide you with multiple interesting facts about every species. Although our conservation focus lies on the cheetah, all small and big wild cat species face the same threats in the wild. Their status on the IUCN Red List does not always reflect the sad reality in the wild. Scientists and researchers say cheetahs should long be classed Endangered instead of just Vulnerable, being at the edge of extinction. And caracals or servals for example, although classified as Least Concern, have disappeared from over a third and leopards from over 75% of their historic range.
Education about the race for survival of cheetahs and other cats is one of the main objectives at Ashia.
We offer day and overnight visitors as well as volunteers and working holiday guests to learn in an ethical way about the plight of these cats. Far from being a “petting zoo”, we constantly seek new ways of providing people from around the world with a heart- but not hand-touching experience to spark their passion and will to help the cause of the cheetah and other small and big cats.
GETTING OUR YOUTH ON BOARD OF CONSERVATION EFFORTS IS CRUCIAL FOR THE SURVIVAL OF WILDLIFE TOMORROW.
Therefore, Ashia is working with and inviting schools to visit the program. To spark children’s passion and love for cat species or wildlife in general is one of the reasons our smaller cats found a forever home at Ashia. Unfortunately, cheetahs and other big cats don’t respond well to children.
For this reason, we do not allow children under the age of 16 years on tour or in the vicinity of these enclosures.
This is for their own safety as well as the welfare of our animals.