Cheetah photographed at West Midlands Safari Park, UK.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
The cheetah is a vulnerable species. Out of all the big cats, it is the least able to adapt to new environments. It has always proved difficult to breed in captivity, although recently a few zoos have managed to succeed at this. Once widely hunted for its fur, the cheetah now suffers more from the loss of both habitat and prey.