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Cats, dogs and robots built for speed

by Meredith Hanel, guest writer When it comes to speed, the cheetah reigns. Crowned the fastest land animal, the cheetah can reach 110 km per hour. The fastest dog, the greyhound, can run about 70 km per hour. To find tune their bodies for speed, cheetahs have had 8.5 million years of natural selection and dogs

Spotlight on cheetahs in the illegal pet trade

by Meredith Hanel, guest writer “As long as there is a demand by the rich, creating a lucrative trade for the poor, the cheetah’s future hangs in the balance”. These words by CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh succinctly captured the crux of the matter in her story on cheetahs in the illegal pet tradein the Horn of Africa,

The spotted, the spotless, the stripes and the blotched

by Meredith Hanel, Guest writer When we think of spotted animals, cheetahs are probably one of the first to come to mind. This defining feature is in the name cheetah, thought to be derived from the Hindu word chita for “spotted one”. Cheetahs have about 2000 spots and each has a unique pattern that can be

Dr Laurie Marker Issues Call to End Cheetah Poaching

MEDIA CONTACT: USA: Susan Yannetti, (202) 716-7756 [email protected] Canada: Carolyn R. Farquhar, (819) 271-8529 [email protected]   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Conservationist Dr Laurie Marker Issues Call to End Cheetah Poaching and Cheetah Trafficking While Caring for Sick, Confiscated Cubs in Somaliland HARGEISA, Somaliland (7 Sept. 2018) –Dr Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Fund

Breeding cheetahs is hard

by Meredith Hanel, Guest writer   Habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and poaching have brought today’s cheetah population down to a mere 7100 individuals. As the cheetah races towards extinction, wild cheetah conservation efforts and captive breeding programs race together to save them. Research on captive cheetahs gives insights for protecting wild cheetahs. Boosting wild populations

Meet Kaylie – Young Cheetah Ambassador!

Meet Kaylie. She’s been a big cheetah enthusiast since she was four, and knew from an early age that she wanted to help them. She’s been doing a lot for the cheetah, helping raise awareness and funds for the cheetah. On her birthday, for the last few years, she made sure that half of her