On May 14, 2016, from 3:00pmPM – 6:30pm get a rare glimpse of the fastest animal in flight and the fastest animal on land as hosted by lifelong Goshen resident, Thomas Cullen III at his private bird of prey facilities open for this occasion.
Take part in an extraordinary afternoon where you can get up-close and personal with baby owls, falcons and hawks, witness a falconry demonstration, and be in the presence of an ambassador cheetah.
Master Falconer, Thomas Cullen III , will demonstrate the ancient sport of falconry, while speaking about his over 50 years experience with birds of prey, his breeding programs and his work in re-establishing the eagle population within the 50 mile radius of NYC. Find out the unique place birds of prey hold in the food chain as a reflection of the fragile and delicate environmental climates that affect us all.
Founder and Director of the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, CT, Marcella Leone brings one of the center’s representative cheetahs to the public as she describes the traits of this endangered feline and shares the breeding and re-introduction program of the zoo.
“Cheetahs are the most endangered of all big cats in Africa,” says Dr. Marker, founder and director of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). “If we don’t make major changes in our conservation policies and take coordinated action today, in 20 years there will not be enough cheetahs existing in the wild to save them from extinction. We must act now. If we hesitate, it will be too late.” Founded in Namibia in 1990, the Cheetah Conservation Fund is the global leader in research and conservation of cheetahs. CCF is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. The CCF programs include their innovative Livestock Guarding Dog Program, which reduces human-animal conflict by providing local farmers with an alternative way to protect their livestock and livelihood rather than shooting cheetahs.
Thank you to everybody for joining us in supporting the Cheetah Conservation Fund at the Cullen Homestead in Goshen, NY. Tom Cullen showed his birds of prey including the falcon and owls babies that were extremely loud. Marcella Leone from the Leo Zoological Conservation Center was present with the ambassador cheetah, Adaeze and her companion dog Odie. The bonding with the animals was a special moment and I hope we were able to touch everybody heart. And make everybody share my dream about a place and time where cheetahs with its eco-system will be alive in the wild. Thank you for sharing the dream and continuing to support the cause.