Countries Where Cheetahs Are Endangered
Although snow leopards have ruled the mountains of Central Asia for thousands of years, recently their numbers are dropping in the following countries:
- Northwest African
- South African
- Acinonyx jubatus velox
Cheetahs in its Habitat
Causes of Cheetahs Population Decline
Many factors contribute to their declining numbers in these countries. Some of the top causes are:
- Climate change - greatest long term threat that could destroy 30% of their habitat.
- Local communities - The cheetah’s habitat is now only 25% of its former size.
- killed by farmers - Over 90 percent of cheetahs live outside protected management areas, meaning that they live alongside human communities.
- Human settlement is their range - The sleek cheetah has many adaptations that help make it the world’s fastest land animal.