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This cheetah is still bleary eyed. Really looks like you could just go and cuddle her. Probably not wise. After a stretch she went back to sleep.

Thankyou to BigCatPhotos for telling me that this was most definitely a cheetah… the clue being, and I QUOTE: the black “tear drops” trail coming from its eyes all the way to its mouth.

Anyway, now that the identity part is done, on to the endangered species information, which I was unable to do before.

This is copied from this website

Cheetahs are endangered because of decline in prey, loss of habitat, poaching, and being shot as a livestock predator.

The future for Africa’s high-speed cat depends largely on people’s attitudes. Already extinct in most of Asia and 16 African countries where it once lived, the cheetah is often disliked because of its predatory lifestyle. Cheetahs hunt other animals for food, but they are just “doing their job”.

Cheetahs need a lot of land to survive: they live alone on large territories; their antelope prey need vast areas of land to support their large herds. Like many other endangered species, habitat destruction, poaching, and conflict with people threaten the cheetah’s existence. The good news is, the main threats to cheetah survival will vanish when people change their attitudes toward predators and their actions that effect them.

Singapore Zoo, Singapore. November 2009.

Canon 400d.

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Comments

  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...almost 4 years ago

    Nice shot!!

  • Thankyou! Coming from you, that is HIGH praise! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Corkle
    Corklealmost 4 years ago

    Nice capture, Joanne!

  • Thanks, Alex!☺

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarellialmost 4 years ago

    lol—-
    FABULOUS! Lovely!
    A fav, indeed!
    DAniela from Italy

  • Grazie, Daniela! :-)

    So nice of you to stop by :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    Opening his eyes was just too much like hard work!! Lovely capture.

  • Yes, I think he went straight back to sleep. If you say it is a he I shall believe you and go and change the description :-)

    Thankyou so much for stopping by… and for identifying him as a cheetah of course! :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    What a classic pose- great title. Nice shot.

  • Thankyou!! :-D I appreciate you stopping by! ☺

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Aeve Pomeroy
    Aeve Pomeroyalmost 4 years ago

    She looks so peaceful and content. That’s what I thought too, I could just go up and pat her! Wonderful shot!

  • Thanks Aeve! Yes me too sigh I guess that it wouldn’t be too wise though :-P

    – ellismorleyphto

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    Oh don’t change it! I can’t tell if its a he or a she (well not from that view anyway!) just me using “his” because it suited me!!

  • Hehe, OK…. I shall keep “her” as a “she” then. I am sure it was made apparent at the zoo, I just cannot remember :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Very sweet…beautiful work!

  • Thank you! I completely forgot about this photograph! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • gracestout2007
    gracestout2007about 3 years ago

    Looks so cute. Very nice composition and i love it.

  • Thank you! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

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