Cheetahs may be facing extinction. Only around 7,000 now live in the wild. In South Africa, their natural habitat is shrinking. The NGO Cheetah Outreach raises awareness among the local population about the vital role cheetahs play in the ecosystem.
The organization Cheetah Outreach is showing South Africans just how important the animals are for the ecosystem. Their philosophy? Creating understanding will help secure the big cat's survival.
Cheetahs are loosing their race against extinction. The group Cheetah Outreach introduces local communities face-to-face to the big cats, teaching people their importance for the region's ecosystem.
In Zimbabwe, some conservationists are breeding lions to ensure these vulnerable apex predators don't die out. A number of African countries are already reporting that lions are no longer present in their national parks.
Britain-based zoologists have warned of a global fall in the number of cheetahs, the world's fastest land animal. They've urged conservationists to recategorize the big cat as an endangered species.
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