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International Cheetah Day 2020 is on 4th December

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The 4th December is International Cheetah Day.

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.

For the cheetahs face problems:

  1. Habitat loss
  2. Human-wildlife conflict
  3. The illegal wildlife/pet trade


Support the Cheetah Conservation Fund's project 
to feed orphan cheetahs in Namibia via Global Giving

9 Ways to Help Cheetahs

Support the Cheetah Conservation Fund!  There are a number of ways you can do this:

  1. As always spread the word on Social Media about International Cheetah Day, cheetahs, the threats facing them and the Cheetah Conservation Fund.  There are social media materials here.
  2. Join the Twitter storm for cheetahs!
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. Teachers and students can help spread the word and discover lots about cheetahs  - there are resources here
  6. Buy a book on cheetahs
  7. Buy a cheetah themed item of clothing such as a t-shirt or hoodie from Bonfire.com
  8. Shop at Etsy.com   and a proportion of the sale supports cheetahs and the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
  9. Take a look at the charity’s wish list – they need some veterinary supplies too – and see what you can do to provide them.

Visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund's website here



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