Global cheetah population has dropped with just 7,100 left.
World's fastest land animal is sprinting its way to extinction, with only 7,100 individuals globally.
A new study by a Michigan State University neuroscientist has revealed that the brains of wild cats don't necessarily react the same way to evolutionary pressures as those of their fellow mammals like humans and primates.
The cheetahs at the Cincinnati zoo are used to harnesses that is why zoo officials thought of putting a GoPro on a cheetah's back for their cat ambassador program. The result is an amaing POV video of the world's fastest land animal running at full speed.
Cheetahs migrated to Africa from North America 100,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Following their "big move," populations dwindled and incestuous breeding increased. This troubled linage has had a lasting impact on modern Cheetahs, many of which have difficulty reproducing due to a gene mutation that affects sperm development.
Researchers have recently caught a rare glimpse of the Saharan cheetah, a critically endangered species that is reportedly in dire need of conservation efforts, according to new research.
Cheetahs are known for their speed and agility, and now those hallmark factors have been incorporated into a newly developed robot.