International Cheetah Day 2022

International Cheetah Day 2022

The National Zoological Park, Delhi Zoo has celebrated International Cheetah Day and Wildlife Conservation Day in New Delhi on 4th December in collaboration with the Central Zoo Authority.

Purpose of the Day

The purpose of the celebration is to spread awareness among the present generation about Wildlife Conservation.

Importance of the Day

The day is dedicated to encouraging people worldwide to help this animal win the race against extinction.

About Cheetahs

Cheetahs are carnivores and they usually chase down their prey and then bite its throat, killing it by cutting off its air supply (suffocation).

History

American zoologist Dr Laurie Marker is credited with creating International Cheetah Day. Dr Marker founded the Cheetah Conservation Fund in 1991 and she designated December 4 as International Cheetah Day in 2010.