Cheetah Kids is for kids (of all ages) to learn about
the amazing CHEETAH, its diverse ecosystem
and its struggle to survive.
HELP SAVE THE WILD CHEETAH!
"I want to help spread the fact that there are only a few thousand cheetahs left in the world & if we don't do something soon cheetahs may be gone forever. I hope to inspire other kids to help save the wild cheetahs ."
Since the end of the 1800's, the number of cheetahs have declined from 100,000 to less than 8,000.
Visit Threats to Cheetahs to find out more about what is causing the decline in wild cheetah populations.
A growing problem is the illegal pet trade. People are taking young cubs out of the wild illegally and are selling them to wealthy buyers. The cubs are taken from the Horn of Africa and sold to buyers
in the Middle East.
There's a news story about this issue from August, 2019. Kids ask your parents first. Search title below for video on current illegal pet trade issue.
CNN Replay S12:E226 - The ultra-rich are illegally buying cheetahs as pets and it's leading to their extinction.
Tough to watch but it's happening and it's taking many of our world's young cheetahs out of the wild and into a captive and short-lived life.