This is the cheetah. He can move at speeds about 76 km/h (47 miles/h).
If a human raced a cheetah, the cheetah would beat you adn then
it will probrably eat you. The cheetah..is better than you
Current estimates of the number of cheetahs in the wild are 'guesswork', researchers including those from India have found, amid fears that the fastest land mammal is racing to extinction.
A new study has found that the population in the cheetah stronghold of Maasai Mara, Kenya, is lower than previously thought.
In the early 1900s, it was believed that around 1,00,000 cheetahs roamed the Earth. The most recent estimate by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), puts the figure at 6,600 — mainly in eastern and southern Africa.
However, a team of scientists from the Kenya Wildlife Trust's Mara Cheetah Project, the University of Oxford in the UK, and the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, said that this number is simply a best guess, given the difficulty of counting cheetahs accurately.
The researchers have now developed a new method to accurately count cheetahs, which in time will help determine the magnitude of the threats they face and assess potential conservation interventions. "The truth is that estimates of cheetah numbers are only best guesses, because cheetahs are a lot harder to count accurately than one might think," said Dr Femke Broekhuis, Project Director of the Mara Cheetah Project and a post-doctoral researcher at University of Oxford. "They naturally occur at low densities and move large distances, making them difficult to find," said Broekhuis. "Whatever the exact number, we do know that they are extinct in 20 countries and occupy only 17 percent of their historical range. We also know the major threats facing cheetahs: habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, depleting prey and the illegal pet trade," said Broekhuis.
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Nathalie is so so so cute! I love this photo.
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Yesterday Cheetah Outreach was thrilled to welcome Game of Thrones actress @nathalieemmanuel, actor Alex Lanipekun (@lanipekun), Robin Hood actor Jonas Armstrong, actress @belladayne, and Jin Shah (@jintheranger). The photos above document the group's experience, which included encounters with our cheetah cubs, Massif (Anatolian Shepherd ambassador), Sebastian (meerkat), and Grace (caracal). We're grateful for both their support of our conservation initiatives and their willingness to engage with staff and volunteers at the Somerset West facility.
Cheetah Outreach Trust is a non-profit organisation promoting the survival of the free-ranging Southern African cheetah and other species under threat. Our ambassador animals and volunteers are vital to public education and fundraising for in-situ conservation initiatives including our Livestock Guarding Dog Programme.
Donate now: http://www.cheetah.co.za/help_us.html
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Here is to a man who's bred 1000 Rhinos. John Hume the worlds largest rhino breeder pets a baby rhino on his Ranch in South Africa. From our film @trophythefilm ,This weekend Trphy plays at Telluride's mountain film festival #conservation#animallove#animallover#savetherhino #
Here is to a man who's bred 1000 Rhinos. John Hume the worlds largest rhino breeder pets a baby rhino on his Ranch in South Africa. This weekend Trphy plays at Telluride's mountain film festival #conservation#animallove#animallover