International Cheetah Day

December 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 03:00pm

Join us for International Cheetah Day and learn what small actions humans can take to help create a better future for them and their habitats. 

Keepers will be on hand to talk about cheetah habitat, behaviors and characteristics.

Guests can learn how animal care staff keep the zoo's big cats healthy, active and engaged. Keepers will provide some tips and tricks—developed with the zoo's signature partner, Banfield Pet Hospital—for caring for little cats at home.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be featuring our Spotted Cat ID Kit as part of World Cheetah Day from 12-3 p.m. The kit features the tools and techniques our law enforcement staff use to combat illegal wildlife trafficking.

The schedule for today includes: 

10:00 a.m. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cats vs. Dogs Kit with ZooGuides at the NESt

11:00 a.m. Cheetah training and Keeper talk at cheetah habitat

12:00 p.m. Spotted Cat Identification and Conservation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the NESt

1:00 p.m. Lion demo at Predators Demo Stage presented by Banfield

3:00 p.m. Cheetah enrichment toss and keeper talk at cheetah habitat

There are fewer than 8,000 cheetahs left in the wild, making them Africa’s most endangered big cat. This event will help create awareness about the world's fastest land animal.

Free with zoo admission. Purchase tickets now.