For his seventh birthday he adopted a cheetah from the National Zoo in Washington D. As a young boy, Cameron nurtured his passion through reading books and creating cheetah art.
He decorated his room with cheetahs from photos and paintings to blankets, a cheetah quilt and numerous stuffed animals cheetahs, of course. He spent time learning all about cheetahs and soon discovered that this beautiful animal is considered vulnerable with declining populations. Cameron wanted to do something to help save cheetahs from extinction.
It is from his passion that in , CheetahKids. When asked why he wanted to make a website, Cameron simply replied, "Because I love Cheetahs. Upon starting Cheetah Kids, we were fortunate to have discovered the Cheetah Conservation Fund CCF and quickly became supporters of this holistic wildlife conservation organization aimed at saving cheetahs in Namibia, Africa.
Cheetah Kids frequently hosts events for Dr. Marker when she travels to the U. The love for cheetahs has spread through the family and his sister, Kristen, is championing the cause to save cheetahs. Kristen also loves African elephants and wants to help save them too.
Cheetah Facts & Pictures (Fun Animal Photo Books for Children) - Kindle edition by P.K. Miller. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones. Cheetah Book for Kids: Fun Facts, Pictures and Information on Cheetahs - Kindle edition by This informative children's book includes brilliant colorful photographs & well chosen . My son really enjoyed learning about this beautiful animal.
Cameron and Kristen realize other kids love cheetahs too and hope that every 'Cheetah Kid' learns a bit more about cheetahs from this website so they can help spread the word and teach others about these magnificent animals. Cameron made it to the Cheetah Conservation Fund this summer!!
He spent 2 months in Namibia learning and helping with the facilities operations at CCF. We'll post more from his summer adventures soon. Thank you for visiting Cheetah Kids! Cheetah Kids Non-Profit Organization. Cheetah Kids. Threats to Cheetahs.
What Kids Can Do. One way to always recognise a cheetah is by the long, black lines which run from the inside of each eye to the mouth. Cheetahs are the only big cat that cannot roar.
They can purr though and usually purr most loudly when they are grooming or sitting near other cheetahs. While lions and leopards usually do their hunting at night, cheetahs hunt for food during the day.
A cheetah has amazing eyesight during the day and can spot prey from 5 km away. Cheetahs cannot climb trees and have poor night vision.
With their light body weight and blunt claws, cheetahs are not well designed to protect themselves or their prey. When a larger or more aggressive animal approaches a cheetah in the wild, it will give up its catch to avoid a fight. Cheetahs only need to drink once every three to four days.