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International Cheetah Day Big Cat Tote Giveaway

International Cheetah Day

Help Celebrate International Cheetah Day with Us

Today is International Cheetah Day!  Here are a few things you can do to celebrate the day!

Wish everyone you meet a “Happy International Cheetah Day!”

Download the Conservation Passport.  When you finish the activities print out your own Certificate of Cheetah Achievement

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 instantly post to your Twitter page.

Share a cheetah image on your social media profile for the day, week or month.

International Cheetah Day image

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!

Thanks to your support of Triple T Studios, The Tiniest Tiger community has renewed our sponsorship of a Guarding Dog to help save the cheetah!

International Cheetah Day History

Dr. Marker and Joanne

Dr. Marker and me chatting about cheetahs.

December 4 is the birthday of Khayam, a cheetah Dr. Laurie Marker founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, raised from a cub at  Wildlife Safari in Oregon. Khayam was trained for the first research project in rewilding and the reason for her first trip to Namibia in 1977.

Dr. Marker took Khayam to Africa to see if she  could be taught to hunt in the wild. During her stay in Namibia, Dr. Marker learned about how cheetahs were being exterminated by Namibian farmers who viewed them as vermin and she decided to do something about it.  Dr. Marker became the cheetah’s champion because of Khayam and chose her birthday as a date to promote cheetah conservation in honor of her memory.

 About Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)

Cheetah in Namibia

Cheetah photographed in Namibia by Joanne McGonagle

Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is the world’s leading organization dedication to saving the cheetah in the wild. CCF’s conservation programming is based on scientific research. They maintain a research program on the biology, ecology and genetics of cheetahs that publishes papers in peer-reviewed journals annually.  CCF operates the only fully-equipped genetics lab at an in-situ conservation facility in Africa.

With research as the foundation, CCF has a set of integrated programs that address the threats to the cheetah and its entire ecosystem, including human populations.  CCF’s guiding principle is that one must secure the future of the communities that live alongside the cheetah to secure a future for the cheetah.  We must help people help cheetahs.

 The Big Cat Tote -Vanishing Species Series To Giveaway

One member of The Tiniest Tiger community will receive choice of Cheetah, African lion, Tiger or Black Leopard Big Cat Tote from Triple T Studios.

If you can’t wait, you can learn more about Triple T Studios here: Fashion With a Passion®

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Then let us know in the comment section below: Will you choose the Cheetah, African lion, Tiger or Black Leopard Tote?

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Comments

  1. Mary Jo Krause says:

    They are all beautiful but I like the Cheetah the best.

  2. Evelyn Chuter says:

    Such beautiful totes. I would pick the Black Leopard They are my favorite big cat.

  3. Cheryl Young says:

    Black Leopard

  4. Jeanne Owens says:

    I love them all, but I would probably choose the black leopard since I love black kitties and it’d remind me of my sweet angel black kitty, Shadow.

  5. Pamela Garding-Smith says:

    There very pretty, I would choose the black leopard.

  6. Laura Weismann says:

    Black leopard please meow

  7. Sharvia Sultana says:

    The Lion tote looks the best. It’s so beautiful!

  8. Jacquelyn S Felix says:

    I love all my felines!!! Black Leopard please!!

  9. Vicki Diem says:

    Tiger

  10. Black Leopard ?? I love them so much.

  11. They’re all gorgeous, but it’s a toss-up between the lion and the cheetah. As a Christian the lion is significant to me besides just the majestic big cat. The cheetah is also a great picture and a powerful yet graceful creature.

  12. wetnosegang says:

    I would pick the cheetah, but they are all beautiful.

  13. Rita Spratlen says:

    The cheetah but they are all wonderful!

  14. oh! gorgeous i haven’t had a new bag in 5 years i would like the cheetah is my favourite big cat thank you for helping big cats

  15. I love them all but the Black Leopard I really like!

  16. Faith Horton Stilts says:

    My fav is the tiger but the cheetah is nice.

  17. Holly Thomas says:

    I would choose the black leopard.

  18. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Those are all beautiful! I really like the Black Leopard.

  19. Dash Kitten in NZ says:

    I have always have the utmost admiration for the black panther. It is rare and a creature of SUCH beauty.

  20. WOW!! All great but I especially love the Tiger!

  21. Quality so good…hard…TIGER

  22. LauraRichardson says:

    I would choose the lion. I love his expression!

  23. Beth Ackerman says:

    I would love to have the Black Leopard tote. Leopards are my favorite big cats (though I love ALL cats) and am particularly partial to black kitties, having several of my own plus 4 fosters.

  24. sandy weinstein says:

    i would say the lion, i love the expression on the face.

  25. Monica Wong says:

    All are beautiful. Love the Black Leopard

  26. RobinsCheetah says:

    Cheetahs are an iconic flagship species for conservation as a whole, and represent the complicated conflict between humans and the wild. I would chose the Cheetah tote to remind anyone who saw it of the challenges we face in saving endangered species and the essential biodiversity of our connected planet.

  27. Patchycat says:

    They’re all gorgeous, but my fav is the Black Leopard!

  28. The black leopard and the tiger are my favorites.

  29. Cheryl Young says:

    Black Leopard please!

  30. MyKinKStar says:

    I am a Leo and so it’s gotta be the Lion!

  31. I love the lion tote!!

  32. Deb Philippon says:

    I like the Cheetah Tote.

  33. Wow, they’re all great. I would have to decide between the lion and the black leopard.

  34. Kittie Danger says:

    I’d love the cheetah tote! They’re all beautiful & support such wonderful organizations.

  35. I would definitely want the cheetah tote. I had the fortune to visit South Africa and visited the cheetah sanctuary outside Pretoria. We saw the cheetahs run and the staff explained about the needs of cheetahs and their diminishing habitat. At the time, the sanctuary had an “Ambassador Program” where certain (not all) adult (not baby) cheetahs were trained as ambassadors allowing people, under strictly supervised conditions, to pat the cheetah. The cheetahs also visited classrooms as ambassadors for cheetahs and wildlife in general in South Africa, trying to teach South African children the importance of the environment and the amazing wildlife in South Africa. These cheetahs played a special role in teaching children to be proud of their country and to protect habitat for wildlife.

    I was honoured that this amazing wild creature allowed me to touch him. I was in tears as my hand touched his side and the sound of his purr literally filled the room. This will forever remain a very special memory of an extraordinary and unique experience.

    I brought a beautiful cheetah shirt home from South Africa and would love the cheetah tote to go with it!

  36. Shelley Jean Fredenburg says:

    They are all so beautiful and special to me, but #1 would be the tiger and #2 the lion. So majestic!

  37. Theresa Spaid says:

    I love the black leopard!

  38. I love the black leopard. it reminds me of my cat, JuJu, whom I lost two years ago… 🙁

  39. Marilyn Hamill says:

    I like the black leopard one.

  40. I would love the Black Leopard.

  41. Janet Meisner says:

    I would choose the cheetah tote.

  42. Vickie Kohn says:

    Black Leopard

  43. Truly love them all but would choose the black leopard in honor of my black kitty

  44. katboxjanitor says:

    Oh, none of them deserve to be turned down! But I must select the cheetah, something about them got to me in high school and I did a somewhat abstract pencil drawing of cheetah in a full run.

    My 2nd choice is the Black Panther. I think it would be likely to surprise people as they approached the bag. 🙂

  45. I would choose the cheetah tote.

  46. Wendy Hatton says:

    The lion is my first pick but it’s pretty hard to choose only one.

  47. Candy Cermak says:

    Love them all but i’ll select the cheetah!?

  48. Cat Fleming says:

    I was going to choose the black leopard, but may choose the cheetah in honor of int’l cheetah day

  49. I would choose the cheetah (but love them all!).

  50. Nicole Turner says:

    Black leopard

  51. The black leopard!

  52. I would love the black leopard – would remind me of my black cat.

  53. AHHHHHH! SOOOO HARD TO CHOOSE! LOVE THEM ALL! I WILL HAVE TO SAY THE BLACK LEOPARD

  54. Julie Baker Parlacoski says:

    I love all the bags but I think I would pick the Black Leopard.

  55. leighnichols says:

    They’re all beautiful, but I think I would choose the tiger

  56. Thanks so much for this great giveaway and good luck to everyone! It’s hard to chose but I would choose the cheetah!

  57. It’s almost impossible to make a choice when one loves ALL cats of ALL species. But thank you for this amazing opPURR-TUNA-ty and I choose the regal LION king.

  58. Debra Guillen says:

    I would choose the Black Leopard Tote

  59. Pamela Garding-Smith says:

    I would chose the leopard.

  60. ravens_nest says:

    Having been mom to several very special black cats, I would choose the black leopard.

  61. Judy Thomas says:

    I was born in the year of the tiger so Tiger it has to be. It’s my favourite big cat.

  62. Heike Obergantschnig says:

    I like the black panther best

  63. Tammy Horn says:

    Wow, they are ALL so pretty! Really hard to choose, but I guess my first choice would be the tiger.

  64. Angela Wise says:

    I would chose the Black Leopard

  65. Noreen Pazderski says:

    I would choose the tiger, but all are stunning and I’d be happy with any of the choices

  66. Donna Kemp says:

    I think all are beautiful…but the lion is calling my name.

  67. Judy Simon says:

    I would choose the Black Leopard…I would actually take any of them, they are beautiful!

  68. tannawings says:

    I would choose he black leopard- I love the mini panthers this tote is fantastic
    ellen beck

  69. I would choose the Cheetah Tote!

  70. Love all the big cats, but there’s something about the lion bag — think that would be my choice.

  71. Nini Lacuesta says:

    I would pick the black leopard

  72. Kitty MacAlpine says:

    I would have a hard time picking, as they are all stunning. But I think I would pick the lion.

  73. Leslie Pettit says:

    I have always loved the black leopards and jaguars, but would like the Cheetah tote because it is different and for a needy animal.

  74. Allie Futterer says:

    I would choose the black leopard tote as I love their sleek appearance!

  75. Mary Friedling says:

    I would choose the black leopard because the first big cat I fell in love with were black leopards at Tama Zoo in Japan from 1966-8

  76. Phyllis Beeler says:

    Love them all, but the black leopard is my favorite.

  77. Krista Shull says:

    Such a hard decision as I love them all but think I would choose the Tiger, they are my favorite to watch and learn about!

  78. I LOVE the cheetah! But they are all fabulously gorgeous in their own way.

  79. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Gee, how to pick just one big cat. I guess I’d go with the lion – in honor of Cecil.

  80. I would choose the tiger. My favorite big cat.
    Sue B