The wild cheetah population is drastically declining. What’s causing this? Trace is here to discuss the ways that cheetahs never prosper.
Cheetahs never prosper: Energy expenditure linked to population decline
“Wild cheetah populations have declined precipitously in the past century: from an estimated 100,000 in 1900 to only around 10,000 today.”
“Once widespread across the African plains and into Asia, cheetah populations have plummeted, following decades of habitat loss and competition with rival carnivores, such as lions, leopards, and hyenas, and also persecution by farmers.”
Cheetah smuggling driving wild population to extinction, report says
“The rising trade in cheetahs for luxury pets in the Middle East is helping to drive critical populations of the wild cats to extinction, according to new research.”
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