International Cheetah Day
December 4

#SaveTheCheetah
#IntlCheetahDay
#Loud4Cheetahs

 

International Cheetah Day
December 4

#SaveTheCheetah
#IntlCheetahDay
#Loud4Cheetahs

 

International Cheetah Day
December 4

#SaveTheCheetah
#IntlCheetahDay
#Loud4Cheetahs

 

International Cheetah Day
December 4

#SaveTheCheetah
#IntlCheetahDay
#Loud4Cheetahs

 

International Cheetah Day
December 4

#SaveTheCheetah
#IntlCheetahDay
#Loud4Cheetahs

 

International Cheetah Day
December 4

#SaveTheCheetah
#IntlCheetahDay
#Loud4Cheetahs

 

International Cheetah Day
December 4

#SaveTheCheetah
#IntlCheetahDay
#Loud4Cheetahs

 

International Cheetah Day
December 4

#SaveTheCheetah
#IntlCheetahDay
#Loud4Cheetahs

 

International Cheetah Day
December 4

#SaveTheCheetah
#IntlCheetahDay
#Loud4Cheetahs

December 4th is International Cheetah Day Share on Facebook

Here are some things you can do to help us celebrate International Cheetah Day on December 4th:

  1. Learn about cheetahs – scroll down to see our cheetah facts
  2. Participate in one of the ICD events listed on our site here.
  3. Wear something cheetah print and wish everyone you meet a very “Happy International Cheetah Day!”.
  4. Get yourself a Save The Cheetah International Cheetah Day shirt from our Bonfire fundraising campaign.
  5. For teachers, parents and zoos! You don’t have to come up with your own lesson plans to celebrate ICD with your students. You can get our NEW 4th Edition of  A Predator’s Role In The Ecosystem for just $25. This tax-deductible donation gets you CCF’s comprehensive 284 page resource book with easy to use activities designed to help students learn about the importance of predators. See sample pages here. Contact info@cheetah.org to get your copy.
  6. For teachers, parents, and zoos part 2! Download our Conservation Passport designed by CCF Namibia’s education staff. When you finish print out your Certificate of Cheetah Achievement!
  7. Join the conversation on Twitter by using hashtags #Loud4Cheetahs, #SaveTheCheetah, & #IntlCheetahDay. Use our Tweet Sheet to send tweets simply and easily. Just log in to your Twitter account and then open the Tweet Sheet. Click the TWEET button to the left to instantly post to your Twitter page.
  8. Share a cheetah image on your social media profile for the day, week or month. Choose from the options further down this page.
  9. Watch and share this special International Cheetah Day video message from Jeff Corwin.
  10. Visit the places where cheetahs live. Visit a zoo on December 4th or make a plan to visit Africa (many conservation organizations gladly accept volunteers and interns). There are conservation organizations working in research facilities, around the world and in the field, to help save the cheetah. They need YOUR help, so please consider making a donation to one of the organizations that is making a difference TODAY!

And remember ……the cheetah needs your help not just on December 4th, but every day of the year!

The world’s fastest land animal is racing against extinction. Help us win the race!

Percent of Cheetahs We've Lost Over the Past 100 years

90%

Events Around the World

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    Bloomington, IN, United States
    December 3, 2017 - 12:30 - 2PM
    Celebrate International Cheetah...
    Sponsored by: The Academy student volunteers supporting CCF Indiana
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    Alexandria, VA, United States
    December 4, 2017 - All Day
    International Cheetah Day
    Sponsored by: Cheetah Conservation Fund
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    Guelph, ON, Canada
    December 7, 2017 - Noon to 2:00pm
    International Cheetah Day
    Sponsored by: Guelph Ontario Vet College (OVC)
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    Portland, OR, United States
    December 4, 2017 - 12:01 am
    Freeda The Cheetah Book Launch

    Sponsored by: Picklefish Press
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    Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa, Namibia
    December 4, 2017 - All Day
    International Cheetah Day
    Sponsored by: CCF Namibia Headquarters
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    Palm Desert, CA, United States
    December 4, 2017 - 10am-2pm
    International Cheetah Day

    Sponsored by: The Living Desert
  •  
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    November 22, 2016 - 3pm AEST
    Tats 4 Cats 2017

    Sponsored by: Xander Plooy
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    Kempville, ON, Canada
    December 4, 2017 - 9:00aAM and 2PM
    International Cheetah Day

    Sponsored by: Cheetah Conservation Fund canada
  •  
    Indianapolis, IN, United States
    December 3, 2016 - 1:00-4:30 PM
    International Cheetah Day

    Sponsored by: Indianapolis Zoo
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    Columbus, OH, United States
    December 3, 2017 - 11-3
    International Cheetah Day Celebration...

    Sponsored by: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  •  
    Albuquerque, NM, United States
    December 3, 2017 - 10a.m.-2p.m.
    International Cheetah Day

    Sponsored by: ABQ BioPark Zoo

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Show your support of the cheetah by promoting International Cheetah Day! Download a social media shareable graphic, post it and share it. Click on the thumbnails below to see the full size version, then download your favorite (or all) using the links.

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Learn About Cheetahs



Get your own Conservation Passport for International Cheetah Day!

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) needs your help as you celebrate International Cheetah Day. Make sure to gather more information about cheetahs and spread the word about wildlife conservation. Try making small changes in your everyday life to help your local wildlife and stay involved through service projects or fundraising to help international wildlife. In this FREE conservation passport you will find important information about the cheetah and its race for survival!

Cheetah Facts

Cheetah Speed

The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. They can run 70 mph (or 110 kph), which is as fast as cars drive on the highway. The cheetah can reach its top speed in just 3 seconds!

Spotted Skin

The cheetah’s fur is covered in solid black spots, and so is their skin! The black fur actually grows out of the black spots on their skin.

A cheetah's favorite food

Cheetahs are carnivores, and feed mostly on smaller antelope like springbok, steenbok, Thomson’s gazelle, and duiker. They usually chase down their prey and then bite its throat, killing it by cutting off its air supply (suffocation).

Tail like a rudder

The cheetah has a long, muscular tail that has a flat shape. The tail almost functions like a rudder on a boat because they use it to help control their steering and keep their balance when running very fast.

Almost like flying

When cheetahs are running full speed, their stride (length between steps) is 6-7 meters (21 feet). Their feet only touch the ground twice during each stride.

A lot of kids

A mother cheetah usually cares for anywhere from 2 to 8 cubs per litter, but cubs are often the target of other predators and many do not survive past the first year.

Like Football Players

Cheetahs have “tear marks” that run from the inside corners of their eyes down to the outside edges of their mouth. These marks help reflect the glare of the sun when they are hunting during the day. They work just like the black marks that football players put under their eyes during the games. These marks also work like the sights on a rifle, to help the cheetah “aim” and stay focused on their prey when they are hunting.

Not just a funny haircut

Cheetah cubs have long tall hair that runs from their neck all the way down to the base of their tail, which is called the mantle. The mantle makes a cheetah cub look like a honey badger and makes them blend into tall grass, which helps keep them safe from threats like lions and hyenas.

Most endangered cat

There are less than 8,000 cheetahs left in the wild, making the cheetah Africa’s most endangered big cat.

Cheetah Fact Sheet