Only 7,000 Cheetahs Left In World — 21st Century Extinction?

“All we can say for cheetah is they're now confined to only 9% of their historical range. And if you look at Asia, it's down to 2%.”

Sarah Durant, Ph.D., Sr. Research Fellow, Zoological Society
of London and Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society, London, and Namibia, Africa.

Cheetahs are the fastest animals on Earth and can reach 75 mph in runs after gazelles and impala, their food in the balance of Nature.
Cheetahs are the fastest animals on Earth and can reach 75 mph in runs after gazelles and impala, their food in the balance of Nature.
Cheetah mother and her three cubs. Lions and hyenas kill cheetah cubs for food. Humans capture cubs to sell as pets that will usually die in captivity. In the 1900s, cheetah roamed over all of Africa. Today their original habitat has been cut down to only 9% of what it was. Only 7,000 cheetahs are left on Earth. Image prehistoricpark.
Cheetah mother and her three cubs. Lions and hyenas kill cheetah cubs for food. Humans capture cubs to sell as pets that will usually die in captivity. In the 1900s, cheetah roamed over all of Africa. Today their original habitat has been cut down to only 9% of what it was. Only 7,000 cheetahs are left on Earth. Image prehistoricpark.

Save Cheetahs from Extinction!

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Donate to: http://cheetah.org/you-can-help/

January 27, 2017 Namibia, Africa I was stunned by The New York Times and National Geographic headlines in late December 2016 warning that “Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Extinction.” I remember a day in September 1985, after I had completed production on a documentary film in Ethiopia about child survival for UNICEF. My cameraman invited me to travel to his home in Nairobi, Kenya, and then visit the Maasai Mara National Reserve, a large game park in Kenya near the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania.

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