Josephine Baker’s Dangerous Travel Partner
In her many endeavors, Josephine Baker received a cheetah from a club owner to be her dance partner. She immediately fell in love and adopted her and named her ‘Chiquita.’ She kept Chiquita close and roamed the world with her. You can see in many pictures that Chiquita wore a diamond choker. This is unacceptable that a wild animal has to live the life I dream about every day.
Josephine wasn’t born with a golden spoon in her mouth. She says she didn’t own stockings and would dance to keep herself warm. Being a black woman, she fought against racism and came on top. Baker was deeply passionate about animal conservation. She carried the cheetah in her car and slept with it in the same bed—just the basics with a flesh-eating animal.