Rainbow and Aurora
Meet our star cheetahs, Rainbow and Aurora! These two cheetahs are in the care of Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. For years, generous donations from Canadians have helped provide specialized care for these magnificent cats. Consider sharing their interesting stories and pictures with your friends!
Cheetah Pop Quiz
Play a short guessing game with your friends, showing how much you know, or have learned about cheetahs and the animals that share their habitat. The cheetah in Namibia lives mainly on the savanna. So many other interesting animals live there too!
Encourage everyone to write the name of an animal on a piece of paper, then tape your animal name on someone’s back. Try and guess which animal’s name you’re wearing, by asking the other guests questions about your animal. Hint: this works best with yes or no responses. For example: “Am I fast?” or “Do I eat meat”.
Depending on the average age of your guests, you may want to provide them with an animal name on a piece of paper. Here’s a handy list to start – feel free to get creative if you may know others as well:
The Race is On!
The cheetah is the fastest land animal – up to 120 kmh. She how fast your friends can run. Keep in mind that you can customize your race to suit the age and ability of your guests. Try creating a small obstacle course outside, or race backwards, on all fours, etc.
The cheetah stride can be up to 8 meters long when chasing its prey. Challenge guests to see who can jump the furthest. Put some tape at a 7-8 meter distance mark, and see who comes the closest to a cheetah in a single jump.
You may want to develop a quiz based on the cheetah facts on our website and see how many friends know the answers.
Get yellow and orange balloons, and allow kids to draw black dots on them with marker to make them look like the coat of a cheetah.
Fun with Food
Use yellow icing and put brown smarties or M&Ms on the cake to look like the cheetah “spots”.
Chocolate chip cookies are very popular at cheetah birthday parties. Try a guessing game to see who’s closest to the number of cookies in a jar, or the number of chips in a cookie.
Bonus: Banana-chocolate chip cookies are delicious and look even more like a cheetah’s coat.
Have a fun idea of your own, or photos you’d like to share? Email us