In 2018 the Kevin Richardson Foundation is partnering with the AfriCat Foundation and the University of Pretoria’s Carnivore Working group to assist in concluding a longitudinal study into the health of captive cheetahs. Although this research focuses on cheetahs, many large felids suffer from kidney disease and the anesthetic combinations that are being evaluated in this study are also applicable to other big cats such as lions, tigers and leopards. It is anticipated that the knowledge gained from this study will have much broader applications. The Kevin Richardson Foundation will be allocating funds for a final field trip in June to AfriCat Namibia to gather the remaining research components for this study.

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