Carter and Olivia Ries wanted to make a difference. When Carter was 8 and Olivia as 7, their aunt adopted two cheetahs for them from South Africa. It was then they learned the significance of endangered species and why it was even necessary for the two children to adopt a wild animal. After weeks of research, the duo decided to start their own non-profit, OMG: One More Generation, to help educate young and old about the plight of endangered species, so they could be here with us for generations to come. Today, these audacious children have traveled the world spreading their message and have even developed a curriculum for elementary school students to help develop their awareness of environmental issues and implement healthy habits that will keep our planet thriving for the next generation...and beyond!

Want to learn more about OMG and what they're doing to help protect the environment? Visit their website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

This video was produced by Elise Vaux and shot/edited by Chris Kimling.