The Cape Leopard Trust at the Cape Getaway Show

The Cape Leopard Trust at the Cape Getaway Show
Published: 17 April 2017

It started off on a rainy Friday morning, the Cape Getaway Show (31 March – 2 April), packed with great prizes, great demonstrations and so much to see and do. Although not full, many people still came out to see what they could see.

The Saturday morning, however, was a completely different story, weather wise. Clouds were swept away by blue sky and the sun rolled out, in full force, drying up the previous days’ puddles.

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) was very kindly given a part of the Jaguar Stellenbosch exhibition stand to set up our own information table. The CLT education team was ready and prepared for the masses that had begun to come in. We got to meet people from all over the city and country, people who knew nothing about the Cape's leopards and people who knew a lot about their presence in our beautiful mountains. It was a privilege to be able to talk to such a variety of men, women and children. All of them leaving the table with a little bit more knowledge about the leopards and the threats opposing conservation in our city.

Sunday brought many more people out to the Cape Getaway Show, with even more people coming to find out what we were all about.

It was a great weekend spent sharing our passion and love for education and conservation with so many different people from all backgrounds.

We would like to thank the Jaguar Stellenbosch team for their continued support and assistance. We would also like to thank all those who contributed to our work with their wonderful donations.

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