Cheetahs are considered as one of the most beautiful and amazing cats in the wild. Also, the Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, the wild cat can reach a top speed of 113 kilometers per hour.
But, there are only 7500 Cheetahs left in the wild and this is all due to habitat loss and illegal wildlife trade.
Telegraph reported that less than 7,500 cheetahs are roaming in the wild. 90 percent of the population of the wild cats was lost during the last century.
1500 adult cheetahs and baby cheetahs are found in Namibia, a Sub-Saharan Country in Africa. The country is currently the home of the highest concentration of cheetahs.
Thanks to the continuous work of Dr. Laurie Marker, the co-founder of the CCF (Cheetah Conservation Fund).
During an interview with Telegraph, Dr. Marker said, “Everything needs to come together in order to protect the cheetah in the future. We don’t want to keep them in a captive environment, but if we must, they should be kept in the proper way, with the right food and facilities, so that the public can see them and be educated about them.”
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Up to this date, nearly one thousand cheetahs have been cared by the conservationists of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and 600 of those cheetahs have been returned to the wild.
Dr. Marker explained why some cheetahs need to stay with them for the rest of their lives.
She said, “People always ask about rewilding, because it sounds so sexy – but unless we make a place for animals to live in the wild, what is the point of putting them back there? The truth is we have no wild – we have people everywhere, and in Africa it’s people and livestock, and the wildlife has got nowhere to go. So the only way for us all to live together is to work with people.”
Most Cheetahs are found in only 6 countries of Africa.
Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe are currently the home of these Cheetahs.
As per reports, Cheetahs are considered as nearly extinct in Asia, this is all because of the high demand to pet the wild cats.