Current statistics show that there are currently around 21000 white rhino and 5000 black rhino left on earth, that’s a total of approximately 26000 African rhino, this excludes the greater one horned rhino, the Sumatran rhino and the Javen rhino together this will put the world population at around 30 200 rhinos. In comparison we currently have an estimated 7000 cheetah left in the wild. If we deduct the Namibian population we stand at a mere 3500 left in the wild globally.
Photo by Elizke Gouws - Running Wild Conservation Running Wild Conservation predicted this possible extinction scare for many years now... According to the latest statistics the main cause of cheetah population decline is that of habitat destruction and an increasing conflict with humans. I guess it is true to say that this is one problem these cats are facing, but as I mentioned it is only one problem. As a matter of fact this is probably the easiest problem to overcome due
As parents we juggle our lives between our jobs, homes, marriage and children, and arguably our children and their future is where the difficult decisions tend to surface. Schooling, extra mural activities, college or university and then hopefully after all this they are able to settle into a good home and have a good job. Then our life insurance, of course we need to make sure when we are gone that our children are financially stable. I speak for myself when I say that I wan
Very few people have the privilege to see Africa in all her splendour, and even less have the chance to witness her graceful big cats in their natural environment. And soon this will no longer be a privilege for the wealthy traveller or even for the residents of Africa. These cats are on the brink of extinction and no money in the world will bring them back. South Africa will face this dilemma very soon as our wild population is still declining rapidly. Currently millions of
WHY are captive bred cheetah not often getting released back into the wild? This is the question on many people’s minds, and the answer is not that simple. Firstly most uninformed people have the strange ability to place all Africa’s big cats under one proverbial umbrella. This is a huge misconception as they are individual species and need to be treated according to their specific needs and traits. For instance to rewild a lion is almost impossible, but I say almost, as it h