Leaping for Leopards
Team Member: Brendan Barkhuizen
Being the world’s rarest cat is a title unfortunately handed to the Amur Leopard. The last count sat at around sixty of these magnificent creatures left on our whole planet! The illegal wildlife trade where these leopards are hunted for their coats, and the scarcity of their prey, make their survival very difficult. Please visit WWF’s web page where they describe in detail the struggle of this animal, and the efforts being made to help: http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/amur-leopard.
With this in mind, we set a goal to complete the Accelerated Free Fall training, which requires us to LEAP out of a perfectly functional plane, several times, FOR these glorious LEOPARDS. The training consists of one tandem jump followed by 8 assisted jumps, although the last few of these are marginally assisted. Each of these jumps will be documented and published to continue raising awareness, and funding.
So how can you help us help the Amur Leopard? Well, I am glad you asked! Firstly, please share our story with all your friends and family, and secondly, well need I say more? Share and Donate, Share and DONATE!
Frank Polito & Brendan Barkhuizen
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