Snow Leopard Conservancy is very proud to introduce Project Survival’s Cat Haven’s 8 week old snow leopard cub, “Jackson”!  Dale Anderson, founder of Project Survival’s Cat Haven, and president Wendy Debbas, chose the  name “Jackson” for this adorable cub in honor of Dr. Rodney Jackson.

Project Survival Cat Haven promotes the conservation and preservation of wild cats in their native habitat by educating visitors and publicizing the work done by Project Survival Cat Conservation Group. Project Survival is engaged in fundraising, including the creation of endowments, to support wild life specialists and educators working in range countries.  Over the years they have been wonderful friends and supporters of Snow Leopard Conservancy, raising funds and awareness for these amazing cats.


Dr. Rodney Jackson, “Jackson”, and Darla Hillard

When Dr. Jackson recevied the phone call from Dale announcing the arrival and naming of “Jackson”, he was a bit at a loss for words.  The following day in an email to Project Survival, Rodney wrote:  “A day later I remain stunned by yesterday’s phone call from Dale. Wow, what a honor to have a real, live snow leopard named after me. As I mumbled to Dale, a 4-legged furry creature is a great “son” to have!”

On Sunday July 28, “Jackson” made his debut during a presention by Rodney Jackson at Safari West. Overnight guests at the wildlife park near Santa Rosa, California were treated to an educational talk about snow leopards in the wild by Dr. Jackson and an introduction of baby “Jackson” by Dale Anderson and Wendy Debbas.


Darla Hillard, “Jackson”, Rodney Jackson, Marie Martinez of Safari West, volunteer Marie Scarpa, Wendy Debbas, and Dale Anderson