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Cheetahs

Hello, Babies! 4 Cheetah Cubs Born In Prague Zoo

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

Welcome to the world, little cheetah friends. On Thursday, coinciding with International Cheetah Day, the Prague Zoo announced the birth of four c...

Cheetahs: The Supercar of the Big Cat World

Luke Dollar | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Luke Dollar

The cheetah is purposefully captivating, a streamlined control center for high-speed pursuits, much the same way a Ferrari's nose hints at its running speed versus that of a Peterbilt.

International Cheetah Day Is December 4th

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

The first step in solving any problem is recognizing it exists. From CCF, I began International Cheetah Day in cooperation with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) four years ago as a way to bring awareness to the plight of the cheetah, as Africa's most endangered big cat.

Why We 'Have A Responsibility' To Protect Big Cats

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green

It's no secret that big cats are in trouble. Four of the five feline species that fall under that umbrella are endangered or near threatened: snow ...

This Is What It's Like To Get Face-To-Face With Lions On The Hunt

Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

Big Cat Week is almost here! Nat Geo WILD's fifth annual tribute to the world's great cats will premier next month. The initiative, part of a broad...

Watch This Beautiful King Cheetah Give Birth To Four Cubs

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

For most mothers, the birth of a child is a rare and incredible thing. But for the king cheetah, it is even rarer. Not only are cheetahs a vulnerab...

Having a Conservation Conversation With Your Kids

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Summer is a great time to be outdoors. Events like picnics, swim parties, sporting contests and family vacations provide ample opportunities to spark conversation and instill in our younger generation a greater appreciation for the environment.

Becoming a Global Citizen

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

We need to come together as citizens of planet Earth to solve the big issues. One of the biggest is global climate warming, because it is linked to species survival.

Remembering Our Mission: Peggy and Hershey

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Yes, it's sad that we lost Peggy and Hershey, but their survivals were success stories. Peggy was given the chance to increase the genetic diversity of her species through the Species Survival Plan (SSP). Hershey was able to spend her final years running free as a wild cheetah thanks to CCF's rewilding program.

Pack Your Trunks: Here Are 20 Perfect Trips For People Who Love Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

You're probably a lot like us: dreaming of that perfect getaway where you can cuddle with pandas, kiss cows and sleep with sloths. Let's add in some s...

Hang Out with Cheetahs and Polar Bears on Earth Day

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Forty-four years ago the very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, marking a commitment to environmental protection.

PHOTOS: This Cheetah Knows How To Make A Dramatic Entry

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green

Cheetahs are renowned for their running ability. But if these photos are any indication, they don't mind spending some downtime lazily gazing through ...

Athletes and Icons

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

During this Olympiad, the cheetah, one of the animal kingdom's greatest athletes, has some allies. We're excited to see Anna Fenninger compete in Alpine Skiing in Sochi. Anna has been an advocate for Cheetah Conservation Fund, and has learned much about the cheetah's race against extinction.

Old Friends and New Friends

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Allow me to introduce you to my friend the cheetah: It's the world's fastest land animal, and we've lost over 90 percent of the world's wild population in the last 100 years. The cheetah and I are old friends.

The State of the Cheetah: December 4, 2013

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Many people don't even know that the cheetah, the world's icon of speed, is actually racing against extinction. And it's a race that the cheetah will lose without our help. The biggest threat to the cheetah is no surprise. It's us. Humans.

A Crushing Tale

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

There are dozens, even hundreds of species that are being crushed under the heel of the illegal wildlife trade.

Why Did The Cheetah Lick The Camera?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green

We have for you an accidental, but absolutely amazing moment captured on camera that is sure to make you smile today: an adorable cheetah licking a Go...

The Importance of Labels

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

When I first traveled to Namibia in the 1970's, and met the farmers on the grasslands, I learned that not everyone shared my fascination with the cheetah as an icon of speed and grace. The farmers there had a label for cheetahs, who they saw as a threat to their livelihoods -- "vermin."

Dallas Zoo Welcomes 2 Cheetah Cubs ... And A Puppy

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green

DALLAS -- Two male cheetah cubs have joined the Dallas Zoo population. Zoo officials have marked the occasion by providing them with a puppy. The 8-w...

WATCH: What Makes World's Fastest Cat Quicker Than Fastest Dog?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science

No runner -- not even the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt -- can beat a cheetah in a race. But this incredible new video from Earth Unplugged sho...

These Cheetah Cubs Really Know How to Party

Posted 08.20.2013 | Good News

Go cheetahs, it’s your birthday, go cheetahs, it’s your birthday! These cubs are having a meowin’ good time on their first birthday as they are ...

We're All in This Together

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

I've always known that we'd never save the cheetah without addressing the real needs of the human communities that live alongside it. It's now becoming clear that the same tactics that we've been using to save cheetahs might also possibly save the world.

What If There Were Lions in America?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if there were lions in America? No, I'm not joking, and neither was Josh Kling when he asked, "What If We Could Bring Back Extant Species" at the last What If...? Conference.

Cheetah's Acceleration Power Key To Their Success

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Everyone knows cheetahs are blazingly fast. Now new research illustrates how their acceleration and nimble zigzagging leave other animal...

Getting Too Close

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Come to Africa and see our wildlife treasures. When you do, insist that your tour operators observe the rules and keep a safe distance, for both your sake, and the wildlife.