Lightning Fast Facts About Cheetahs - Catch Them While You Can (Infographic)
You might already know that the cheetah is the world’s fastest land mammal, reaching speeds of up to 70mph in just three seconds, but there’s a lot more to this lightning fast animal than meets the eye. From their distinctive facial marks that reflect the glare of the sun to their powerful and muscular tails that are used for incredible balance, the cheetah is an agile, intelligent and beautiful animal.
Despite their sharp hunting skills and tremendous ability to escape danger, cheetahs have a conservation status of ‘vulnerable’. Unless we make efforts to protect these animals, their lives will further be at risk and their numbers will continue to dwindle.
In this infographic we highlight some quick facts about cheetahs and explain how you can get involved in conservation projects that are focused on studying, assisting and protecting these amazing animals.
At African Conservation Experience we work closely with African cheetahs, from conservation work to tracking and monitoring, field research and much more.
If you’d like to learn more about cheetah conservation work in Africa, take a look at our Phinda Wildlife Research Project.
Phinda Wildlife Research Project
Want to work with cheetahs in Africa? This project gives you the chance to work with field researchers in a big five safari reserve.
You’ll be working alongside a conservation research team helping to develop a detailed population database, conducting behavioural studies on predator populations and tracking lion and cheetah movements to name just a few aspects of the project.