23 August 2012

Did you know... Namibia has the world's highest population of cheetahs

According to Namibia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), the country has the world's highest population of cheetahs. Of the approx. 12,400 cheetahs remaining worldwide, 2,500 - 3,000 cheetahs can be found in Namibia. About 90% of country's cheetahs are living outside of protected reserves, primarily on commercial livestock farmlands. Their usual habitat in Namibia are grasslands, savannahs, areas of dense vegetation and mountainous terrain.
The cheetah is the world's fastest land mammal, reaching speeds of up to 110km/hour. The most specialised of all the 36 species of cats is currently inhabiting 25 countries in Africa as well as parts of the Middle East. Cheetahs are included on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list of vulnerable species.

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