Laurie Marker

Conservation Lecture Series: A Future for Cheetahs – An Evening with Dr. Laurie Marker


A Future for Cheetahs” with Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, in partner with Cheetah Kids.

Join us Tuesday, September 30th to meet Dr. Laurie Marker, one of the world’s leading experts on cheetahs, for a presentation of her journey to secure a future for the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah.

Dr. Marker is recognized around the world as one of the leading experts on cheetahs, both in the wild and in captivity, and began her in situ research in Namibia, Africa, in 1977, where she conducted groundbreaking research on the re-introduction into the wild of captive born cheetahs.

Dr. Marker will be signing her new book, A Future for Cheetahs!

In the book, Dr. Marker shares the story of the cheetah’s race against extinction, illustrated with some of the rarest and most beautiful images yet of the wild cheetah by renowned wildlife photographer, Suzi Eszterhas.

Doors open and refreshments will be served at 5:30pm at the Conservation Learning Center. Dr. Laurie Marker’s presentation will begin at approximately 6pm. Registration fee includes appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages, and the presentation. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 for General Public and $10 for Zoo Members. Click here to purchase tickets.  (Recommended ages 10+)

Reid Park Zoo has been a proud supporter of Dr. Marker’s work and the Cheetah Conservation Fund since 2010.