Cheetah are in danger of extinction. Fact. The worldwide population of cheetah has dropped by 50% since 1975 to just over 7,000 and it is feared this could drop a further 50% by 2030 which would put it on the endangered animal list.
The main cheetah population is to be found in sub-suharan Africa, particularly Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana Namibia, South Africa and Zambia. Cheetah are hard to spot due to their camouflage but are a sight to behold, particularly as they hunt, and Safari&Beach have had some wonderful feedback from our guests as they have watch them in action.
Cheetah are the fastest land animal in the world and the population decline is mainly thought to be driven by human farmland encroaching on their territories as well as poaching for skins.