4 December - International Cheetah Day
They are mother natures precision, high-performance "machine", designed to do one job and do it with incredible skill and effectiveness. It can accelerate faster than a Ferrari, tearing up the ground from 0-75 mph in just 3 seconds, and comes with a self-grown paint-job that would make the fanciest muscle car blush with envy. That’s right, we’re talking about the Cheetah, and International Cheetah Day celebrates these incredible animals while raising awareness about their threat of extinction.
There are only 8,000 of these creatures left in the wild today, a number that leaves them as Africa’s most endangered feline. Cheetah’s hold their position as world’s fastest land mammal thanks to some tricks of evolution that have perfectly adapted them for high speed.
Some more information about the importance of this day HERE !
Reload of a picture of this cheetah mother and her cubs in the golden grass of Serengeti N.P., Tanzania
(first upload in Nov. 2007)