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Wonder by name and wonderful by nature. This darling girl, sister of fellow cheetahs, Shiloh and Odyssey, similarly had to be hand raised at the N/a’an ku sê Foundation Wildlife Sanctuary. With her mother having developed gestational diabetes, inhibiting her ability to produce milk, it was do or die. We’d much rather see cheetahs grow up and remain in the wilds of Namibia, but this was not to be. The lack of milk would have meant Wonder’s demise, sanctuary staff instead raising the tiny bundle. Marlice van Vuuren, executive director and co-founder of the N/a’an ku sê Foundation, took the maternal lead, lavishing the life-saving care and love on what was to become a feisty female. As with Shiloh and Odyssey, Wonder has brought her feline magic to the small screen. She lights up in front of the camera and beautifully educates all on the magnificence of the world’s fastest land animals.  


With the motto of the N/a’an ku sê Foundation being, ‘return the wild to the wild’, only those animals too habituated to humans remain at the sanctuary. Wonder is such a cheetah, her affinity to humans significantly reducing her survival chances in the wild.  

The sanctuary is proud to be a leader in its field, tending away from the feeling of captivity and ensuring that every animal’s natural instincts are nurtured and encouraged. Immense responsibility is linked to the care of wildlife, the inherent nature of each animal carefully considered.  


By symbolically adopting Wonder for only USD 200.00 per year, you’re contributing towards the conservation efforts of the N/a’an ku sê Foundation. That makes a perfect gift for you, for a loved one and for them – the animals of Namibia.  


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