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Caption: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) female, Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

By Charles J Sharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39491046
Caption: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) female, Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. By Charles J Sharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39491046
Caption: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) female, Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

By Charles J Sharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39491046
Caption: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) female, Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. By Charles J Sharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39491046

CHEETAH

Cheetah populations are already threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and the growing trade in cheetahs as pets—especially in the Middle East—further stresses already stressed populations.

 

CHEETAH LINKS:

 

Cheetah Conservation Fund

https://cheetah.org/

 

Illegal cheetah trade continues through Instagram, 4sale, YouTube

https://news.mongabay.com/2018/10/illegal-cheetah-trade-continues-through-instagram-4sale-youtube/

 

This impoverished region is a hub for the cheetah trade. Now it's fighting back.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/11/fighting-cheetah-trade-somaliland/

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