ASIATIC CHEETAH

An important species that needs to be saved!

Habitat

The Asiatic Cheetah lives in Savanna grasslands, scrub, and semidesert areas. It's habitat is being destroyed by humans due to deforestation, and other agricultural reasons. When its habitat is destroyed, it migrates to try and find another place with that same type of environment. They are hunted by hunters and farmers. Hunters hunt them for their spotted pelt. There type of habitat is only now found in Iran.


(Becker, 2008)

Population

The Asiatic Cheetah started dropping in population mainly about the early 19th century. It's population has been going down rapidly over the years. In 1990, there were about 100,000. In 1980, there were about 23,000. In 2008, there were about 10,000. In 2011, there were only about 750. And in 2013, (this year) thee are now only about 100 or less of this creature. The only remainders live in Iran. Scientists say that by the end of 2015, there should only be about 50 or less Asiatic Cheetahs left in the world. But still only found in Iran.


(Hunter, 2009)

Facts

Not much is known about the Asiatic Cheetah or its reproductive system. We do know that the cheetahs are reproducing. Though they are only having 1 to 2 cubs every 1.5 to 2.5 years. The Cheetah is now extinct in India. The Asiatic Cheetah is the rarest species of cheetah known on the planet. Due to conflicts with humans, the cheetah numbers have plummeted by 90% over the last decade.


(Becker, 2008)

What to Do

I think the world should help by not ruining their habitat and making a law that it is against the law to kill an Asiatic cheetah. One thing I can do to help is I could donate money to any program that could help the Asiatic Cheetah from going extinct. One program would be Wild About Cats. To donate, call: (530)-887-5532.

Pictures of the Asiatic Cheetah