Cheetahs – Conservation and Art

John Muir Laws, Jess Sorrentino of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and Marcia Sivek of the Cheetah Conservation Fund and the BeProvided Conservation Radio Podcast discuss current efforts in Cheetah conservation and what we can do to help the species. (Class of Dec. 4th, 2023)

Explore aspects of the cheetah’s anatomy, structure, and patterns to draw these amazing animals in a close-up portrait and a running action pose.

Monday, December 4th is International Cheetah Day and a time to celebrate these magnificent animals and their uniqueness. As the fastest land mammal, with the ability to go from 0 to 60mph in 3 seconds, cheetahs are the most unique of the big cats. Their speed, beauty, and grace have won hearts worldwide, and today, we ask you to spread awareness of their plight in the wild. Less than 7500 individuals remain, in only 31 populations around the world. Cheetahs suffer from human-wildlife conflict, genetic instability, habitat and prey loss, climate change, and the illegal wildlife trade. Help us raise funds to save this magnificent animal in the wild, and become an ally for cheetahs.

Learn more about the Cheetah Conservation Fund here:

Download the cheetah skeleton worksheet here: