In 1900 there were approximately 100,000 of these beautiful cats. The population numbers have now dropped to between 10 and 15 thousand which includes those that are kept in captivity.
The cause of the decline in numbers includes the fur, fashion trade and loss of habitat.
I took this photograph at a local zoo. The Cheetah’s at this zoo were housed in at least a couple of acres of land which although some may think, is not ideal. In my opinion, Wild life parks and zoo’s that have spacious enclosures may hold the key to saving some of our most endangered animals, at least until the world becomes a safer place for them.


big, african, cats, cheetah, endanered


  • Ravenor
    Ravenoralmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous image of my favourite beast of all.. inst fav!

  • Amber Elizabeth Fromm Donais
    Amber Elizabet...almost 6 years ago

    OMG this is so terrific edge love it a beautiful capture hugs sent to you too x

  • ian taylor
    ian tayloralmost 6 years ago

    stunning shot

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning capture

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago

    WOW Pam awesome!!!!

  • margpie
    margpiealmost 6 years ago

    fantastic shot, such a beautiful animal too :)

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago

    what a brilliant closeup and expression – lovely capture!

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaalmost 6 years ago

    The statistics are heartbreaking! Such a magnificant creature you have captured so well.

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Harri
    Harrialmost 6 years ago

    What a lovely capture of this laid back pussy cat. :)

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