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The Cheetah

What Does a cheetah look like?
How can we help the cheetahs? What is being done?



5,000-25,000 worldwide

The animal the cheetah has always been killed for its skin or captured for it's hunting skills. Recently, humans are the main thing pushing cheetahs towards extinction.  The population of humans continues to increase, therefore endangered species are slowly but surely being "squeezed out."  The space their living in is becoming smaller and smaller aswell as their food supply. In 1900 there were  about 100,000 cheetah worldwide.  Presently, they estimate 5,000 to 25,000 worldwide with about 1/10 of those living in captivity.

There has been an international ban on spotted-cat fur since 1975.  However, cheetah fur is still very much popular in Asia and Europe.  So, wherever cheetahs live, poaching still remains a threat.

Cheetahs are said to be endangered because of their loss of habitat and the decline of prey species also the conflict they have with humans.

The cheetah is extinct in 16 African countries

In 1975 there were approximately 30,000 cheetahs in Iran and Africa. Now, there are 15,000 in Africa and only 100 in Iran