Happy International Cheetah Day everyone!
Check out DA's wonderfully written article here to get an idea of what today is all about [link]
"The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, can reach speeds of 70 mph. The most specialized member of the cat family, the cheetah also is the most endangered cat in Africa.
If you'd like to know ways you can help, check out the Cheetah Conservation Fund's website [link]
Today is a day about awareness for Cheetahs, but big cats of all kinds are facing the same demise. To learn more visit animal planet's website and "Cause an uproar" to save big cats! [link]
"Cheetahs have been captured and kept as pets worldwide since antiquity and were used in sport hunting the way dogs are used today. India captured all of its cheetahs for this purpose, and they are now extinct there and the rest of Asia.
In the 1900's farmers in Africa began blaming cheetahs for the deaths of livestock and killed them whenever possible. The cheetah population dropped from 100,000 in 1900 to just 2,500 in 1990.
Due to the efforts of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and other conservation groups, the wild cheetah population has risen to almost 10,000 in the last 20 years.
Cheetahs are still at risk for extinction due to low genetic diversity, decreasing habitats and food sources, and continued hunting by humans."
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