Cheetahs are most numerous in the wild in Namibia. Currently there are about 7,100 to 7,500 cheetahs in the wild. They are the world’s fastest land animal, capable of doing speeds from 0 to 60mph in 3 seconds, which is an incredible feat. They can go up to 70 mph! They use their tails to steer and change direction when they are running, a bit like a rudder on a boat.
This year, the Cheetah Conservation Fund celebrates its 30th Anniversary. It has been working to protect and build healthier ecosystems for cheetahs so that they can survive and thrive in the wild.
Donate! There’s a match fund until 31 December up to the tune of $275,000. If you donate, you can also choose a gift with your donation while supplies last.
Sponsor a cheetah being cared for at the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s headquarters – the most difficult bit will be choosing which cheetah to sponsor! They came in as orphaned cubs, or were being kept as pets, or were injured and came to the centre for help.