Trafficked cheetah cubs flaunted on Instagram

Sad picture of cheetah cub saved from being trafficked to the Middle East to be a pet to the rich

NEWS AND COMMENT-SOMALILAND: Calum Cairns, a former veterinarian working in rural North Yorkshire, UK, is today a cheetah rescuer operating out of a facility on the edge of Hargeisa, in the capital of Somaliland in East Africa. The cheetahs that he rescues are often in a bad way being malnourished and dehydrated. The Cheetah …

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Message to rich Middle Eastern residents: please stop keeping cheetahs as pets!

Sad picture of cheetah cub saved from being trafficked to the Middle East to be a pet to the rich

This is a plea to the rich residents of the Middle East who want to keep a cheetah as a pet; please stop it. Please stop it now. What you’re doing is cruel. You are damaging the conservation of the cheetah severely. You are presenting to the world that this beautiful creature, the world’s …

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Do hyenas eat cheetahs?

Cheetah cubs in den

By the time cheetahs are four-months-of-age they are able to outrun spotted hyenas and lions but until that age newly mobile cubs are very vulnerable to predators including spotted hyenas. And therefore the answer to the question in the title is, yes, with respect to young cheetahs. M.K. Laurenson in his study published in …

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Insatiable appetite for cheetah pets in Middle East threatens their existence in the wild

The glorious, exotic cheetah, the formula one car of the animal kingdom is being pushed to the brink of extinction in the wild because of an insatiable desire for cheetah selfies and the desire of the rich citizens of the Gulf states to possess them as pets. The cheetah is particularly fashionable as an …

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Cheetah Mortality Rate

Cheetah cubs in den

Lion predation is the main cause of cheetah cub deaths. Cheetah cubs suffer a considerable mortality rate during the first few months of life. It is difficult, though, to study cheetah cub mortality rates because cheetah mothers keep their cubs well hidden during the first 6-8 weeks of their lives. Karen Laurenson studied cheetah …

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Cheetah Cubs

Photograph ©copyright Garlyn – published under creative commons license — This is just a lovely picture of a lovely cat. Cheetah cubs have that look; pure innocence overlayed with the anticipation of a true and fantastically athletic hunter to come. It is a heady mix. This picture was taken by the Flickr photographer Garlyn (Flickr …

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