BLOG February 27, 2017

Lightning Fast Facts About Cheetahs – Catch Them While You Can

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.

Facts about cheetahs

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 some of the projects we have available below:

Phinda Wildlife Research Project

Volunteer with Cheetahs in Africa

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.

Learn more about the Phinda Wildlife Research Project by clicking the button below.

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Naankuse Namibia Predator Research

Work with Cheetahs in South Africa

The Naankuse Namibia Predator Research project gives you the opportunity to head to the arid South of Namibia and take part in scientific predator research.

Explore the towering sand dunes and view some iconic wildlife species whilst helping with capture-mark-release studies, wildlife and habitat mapping, assisting with camera trap analysis and studying behaviour amongst so much more!

To learn more about the Naankuse Namibia Predator Research project, click the button below.

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