Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
While on safari, in the Serengeti of Tanzania, we had the incredible opportunity of witnessing these strong and graceful cheetahs. First, these majestic cats lounged on the grassy hill, not a care in the world. Then the air shifted as they spotted their prey. Patiently, waiting for just the right moment, they rose watching intently. Then, as we looked on, each began their crouched stalking before taking off in a full high speed sprint. What a breathtaking sight! The cheetah has incredibly keen eyesight scanning across the grasslands. They are the fastest land mammals, accelerating from zero to sixty in three seconds.
The Tanzanian cheetah, or East African cheetah, is the oldest and largest of the five subspecies. While they may be found in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Somalia, the best place to see them is in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Despite the numerous preserves and national parks, its population is still in decline and conservation efforts are underway.
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Lucy’s Safari Adventures series will be unveiled at the Phoenix Zoo’s, “Art on the Wild Side” exhibition Feb 1 – May 31, 2020. Artists, Lucy Dickens, Joye DeGoede, and Anne Peyton will showcase their unique visions of wildlife and conservation in the Savanna Gallery, located in the Savanna Grill. Art will be available for purchase and zoo admission is required. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Zoo’s conservation initiatives.
“Art on the Wild Side” is a great collaboration between The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo and select local artists to display their work in our new Savanna Gallery. This rotating exhibit enhances our guests’ experience to not only see live animals on Zoo grounds, but also be inspired by the beautiful artwork along the walls of the Gallery, helping us communicate the importance of national and international conservation efforts. Exhibited artwork embraces the mission of the Phoenix Zoo: to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.”
Linda Hardwick, Director of Communications, ACNC/Phoenix Zoo