International Cheetah Day
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 dat to promote cheetah conservation in honor of her memory.
The Cheetah Conservation Fund
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.
Amani, Our Sponsored Cheetah
One of the ways you can help is by sponsoring one of the cheetahs that calls CCF home. The Tiniest Tiger community is sponsoring a cheetah named Amani thanks to your support of Triple T Studios and sales from The Cheetah Handbag.
The Cheetah Handbag Giveaway
In honor of International Cheetah Day, we are giving away one of our The Cheetah Handbags. This handbag recently sold for over $350 at recent fundraiser for the Cheetah Conservation Fund!
I decided to create a handbag that looks like Namibia feels. I wanted the colors to reflect the Namib and also pay homage to the cheetah. The Cheetah Handbag features three embroidered cheetah silhouettes, including the iconic image of a cheetah in full stride.
The cheetah embroidery is a beautiful tone of brownish orange like the dunes of the Namib and was chosen after input from The Tiniest Tiger community. The stylish handle adds to the charm of this handbag. The Tiniest Tiger logo is embossed into the front handle.
The handbag lining is a cheetah print fabric. The subtle design is a reminder of our love for all cats big and small.
One member of The Tiniest Tiger Community will win the Cheetah Handbag. If you can’t wait, you can learn more here: Triple T Studios If you would like to purchase this beautiful handbag, use the code: PURR to save 35%!
This contest is open to everyone, everywhere!
How to Enter
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