Join the Twitterstorm for International Cheetah Day!

twitter logoclick to tweet > Today is #IntlCheetahDay there are fewer than 10k cheetahs in the wild. The cheetah is racing against extinction! Spread the word.
twitter logoclick to tweet > Join the #IntlCheetahDay tweetstorm NOW! We have to #SaveTheCheetah http://internationalcheetahday.com/twitterstorm/
twitter logoclick to tweet > Asiatic cheetah populations are dwindling, with less than 100 left in the wild as the last remaining populations #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetah cubs have a fairly high mortality rate in national parks and game parks due to larger predator competition share #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetah cubs are stolen from the wild to supply the illegal pet trade. #IntlCheetahDay pic.twitter.com/HtenOfZfBx
twitter logoclick to tweet > At @CITES #CoP17 resolutions were adopted to help stop the illegal #wildlife trade in cheetahs #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Extinction is NOT an option. Join me and #SaveTheCheetah for future generations. Celebrate #IntlCheetahDay on Dec. 4th
twitter logoclick to tweet > The illegal pet trade in Cheetahs is one of the contributors to the Cheetah’s population decline #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @INTERPOL_EC will increase resources focused toward ending #wildlifecrime. Including the illegal trade in cheetahs #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > In 2015 the cheetah's genome was sequenced @CCFCheetah #IntlCheetahDay https://youtu.be/fqn5gisEem8 via @YouTube
twitter logoclick to tweet > Female cheetahs call the shots. Cheetahs are one of the species where females have mate choice celebrate #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Since 1900, the wild cheetah population has decreased by almost 85% help #SaveTheCheetah on #IntlCheetahDay pic.twitter.com/2iBB1FNIhu
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs are listed as vulnerable on the @IUCNRedList of threatened species help #SaveTheCheetah on #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > The @IUCNRedList classifies the cheetah’s current population trend as declining with less than 10k cheetahs in the wild help #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > The cheetah is now extinct in 30 former range countries, both in #Africa and the #MiddleEast. #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Humans are to blame for the for the recent rapid decline of the world’s fastest land animal help #Save TheCheetah on #IntlCheetahDay Dec.4th
twitter logoclick to tweet > The decline in cheetahs has happened relatively recently, populations have plummeted by 30% in just the last 20 years #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Farmer training in non-lethal predator conflict resolution is saving the lives of cheetahs. #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > As cheetah populations become smaller, mate choice becomes limited risking genetic abnormalities due to inbreeding #InltCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Namibia has the world’s largest cheetah population representing 30% of the world’s <10k remaining cheetahs. Help #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > Historically cheetahs were found throughout Africa and Asia from South Africa to India #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > There’s always hope, with supporters like YOU, @CCFCheetah CAN #SaveTheCheetah in the wild #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs can accelerate to 110kph in approx. 3 seconds, quicker than most sports cars #IntlCheetahDay pic.twitter.com/SQI4Qm2d2g
twitter logoclick to tweet > Unlike other big cats, cheetahs purr and have poor night-vison #IntlCheetahDay pic.twitter.com/WR7VnzxVZD
twitter logoclick to tweet > Individual cheetahs can be identified by coat markings and the black rings on the last third of their tail #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs have a wide field of vision – 50% greater than humans – and can see objects from over 3 miles away #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs have black "tear stripes" running from the corners of their eyes. These help block out sunlight when spotting prey #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > The size of a cheetah’s territory can vary greatly – from 14 to 62 square miles. Only male cheetahs establish territories #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > A cheetah can only run at a full sprint for 400 to 600 yards before tiring out #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > At close to full speed (110km/70 mph), the cheetah is taking three strides every second – covering 20 to 25 feet per stride #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Adult cheetahs live relatively short lives in the wild. About 10 to 12 years #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > At the height of an intense chase, a cheetah’s body temperature will rise to 105 degrees Fahrenheit #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs will take up to 150 breaths per minute during a high-speed chase – nearly triple their normal respiratory rate #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > The genus name - Acinonyx - means 'no-move-claw' in Greek (cheetahs have semi retractable claws, similar to dogs claws) #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Captive cheetahs have a very low birth rate. It wasn’t until 1956 that the first Cheetahs were born in captivity #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > It's estimated between 800 and 1,200 adult cheetahs remain in about 75 per cent of their natural range in Kenya #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Throughout Africa, it is estimated that only about 1,800 cheetahs live inside of protected areas #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs are more than 99 per cent genetically identical, further risking their ability to recover from a genetic disease #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs chirp and cheetahs purr but they can’t tweet. They need your help to tweet and share on #IntlCheetahDay #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CCFCheetah is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @IranianCheetah is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @Actionforcheet1 is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CheetahBotswana is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @WildNetorg is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @zoos_aquariums is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @SafariWest is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @livingdesert is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @marylandzoo is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @Centralflzoo is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @ColumbusZoo is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @jeffcorwinlive the #IntlCheetahDay ambassador is helping the important work to #SaveTheCheetah by contributing to conservation efforts
twitter logoclick to tweet > In 1900 there were 100,000 cheetahs. Now, they are found in only 23% of their historic African range #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CCFCheetah has proven solutions for human/predator conflict – Livestock Guarding #dogs & Farmer #education get results #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Habitat loss one of the pressures pushing the cheetah closer towards extinction #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Founded in Namibia in 1990, @CCFCheetah is the global leader in research and conservation of cheetahs #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs deserve our protection, join me in tweeting on #IntlCheetahDay and together we can #SaveTheCheetah in the wild
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CCFCheetah’s Farmer Carnivore Help Hotline, discuss issues dealing with human-wildlife conflict relating to cheetahs #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Celebrate the #YearOfTheCheetah with @livingdesert #IntlCheetahDay pic.twitter.com/7aTGKDWkMY
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs evolved 5.5 million years ago. Within a century man has pushed them towards extinction #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Training and employment opportunities for people living alongside the Cheetah is key for the cheetahs survival #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Protecting cheetahs means helping subsistence farmers develop new revenues to help #SaveTheCheetah on #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > The largest free-ranging population of cheetahs is found in Namibia #IntlCheetahDay pic.twitter.com/b36YVUvoCV
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CCFCheetah helped deliver a reduction in predation by 80-100% for the farmers engaged in the #SaveTheCheetah program in Namibia
twitter logoclick to tweet > Thickened thorn bush covers about 26 million hectares of land in Namibia, limiting cheetah range #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > The human population in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to double by 2050, putting more strain on the ecosystem #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > 90 percent of cheetahs live outside National protected parks, making the Cheetah more vulnerable #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CCFCheetah was founded 26 years ago, its mission to #SaveTheCheetah in the wild #IntlCheetahDay https://youtu.be/aew2okRVGl8 via @YouTube
twitter logoclick to tweet > Namibians used to view cheetahs as vermin, now it is known Cheetah Capital of the World #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CCFCheetah conservation programs work; cheetah numbers have stabilized in Namibia #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Help @CCFCheetah place more Livestock Guarding Dogs with more farmers #SavetheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Namibia is known as the Cheetah Capital of the World thanks to the country's farmers #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Celebrate #IntlCheetahDay every year on December 4th and help #SaveTheCheetah pic.twitter.com/36qZQRivZh
twitter logoclick to tweet > We love cheetahs, join the Twitter storm and tweet to #SaveTheCheetah on #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CCFCheetah was the 1st big cat conservation organization to breed and place guarding dogs with farmers #SaveTheCheetah on #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Join me in the race to #SaveTheCheetah on #IntlCheetahDay. If we don’t act soon they may be gone forever
twitter logoclick to tweet > Guarding dogs protect livestock against predators so farmers don’t shoot cheetahs. Sponsor a dog #SaveTheCheetah @CCFCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > Approx 300 cubs/year are smuggled form eastern Africa to supply the illegal trade in cheetahs as pets #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > The primary threats to cheetahs are: human/wildlife conflict, habitat loss, and illegal wildlife trade #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > The cheetah is the only big cat that purrs #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay https://youtu.be/5Y_zNbiB3kE via @YouTube
twitter logoclick to tweet > Good livestock and wildlife farm management is key to cheetah survival for the future #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs hunt mainly at dawn and dusk during the cool part of the day #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Poverty is a problem in areas where most of the cheetahs live #IntlCheetahDay #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > Training and providing employment opportunities for people living alongside the cheetah is key for its survival #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Most cheetah populations are small and isolated from other populations, causing a greater threat to survival #IntlCheetahDay #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > The cheetah is the oldest and most unique of all the big cats in Africa #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Namibia has the largest remaining cheetah population, about 1/3 of the total number of cheetahs in the world! #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CCFCheetah has partners in the Middle East to help improve conditions for cheetahs caught up in the pet trade #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetah home ranges can cover 800 square miles! #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay pic.twitter.com/lwO8gRpUGe
twitter logoclick to tweet > Loss of habitat and prey are the biggest threat to cheetah survival along with human/wildlife conflict #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > The census of cheetahs involves analyzing DNA extracted from scat, yes… cheetah poop #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Do you share @CCFCheetah’s mission? A world where cheetahs live and flourish in co-existence with people and the environment #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > LGD’s don’t herd their flocks, instead they put themselves in between the livestock and the predators, protecting the flock #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetah “playtrees” or “newspaper trees” are spots where cheetahs leave their markings to communicate with each other #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetah’s semi non-retractable claws and the ridges on their foot pads help with traction as they grip the ground in running #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetah vision allows them to see prey from as far away as 3 miles (5km) #SaveTheCheetah #IntlCheetahDay pic.twitter.com/h0MjIr828v
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetahs have flexible spines that allow them to stretch out while running, reaching maximum speeds of 70 mph (110 kmph) #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > @CCFCheetah’s Dr. Laurie Marker has dedicated her life to #SaveTheCheetah in the wild. Join her @Chewbaaka on #IntlCheetahDay
twitter logoclick to tweet > Cheetah’s ancestors first appeared during prehistoric times, more than 3 million years ago. Don’t let cheetahs go extinct #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > Follow @CCFCheetah on facebook, twitter and Instagram and visit our website http://cheetah.org/ #IntlCheetahDay #SaveTheCheetah
twitter logoclick to tweet > #IntlCheetahDay is officially over but let’s not stop here. Donate, visit, volunteer, with your help we CAN #SaveTheCheetah