- There are only 7,500 cheetahs left in Africa.
- Iran has between 70 and 100 cheetahs, which is the last remaining Asian population.
- South Africa has about 850 cheetahs: 350 in conservation areas and 500 free-roaming in the Limpopo, North West and Northern Cape Provinces.
- The largest wild population is found in Namibia at about 3,000, with 95% living on farmland.
- Botswana has an estimated 1,800 cheetahs.
- A 1990 survey found 500 to 1,000 cheetahs in Zimbabwe, with 80% found on farmland.
- In East Africa, Kenya has an estimated population of 500 to 1,000. A 1994 survey estimated 575 to 1,000 cheetahs in Tanzania, with 60% outside protected areas.
- There are a few cheetahs still found in Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria, which has the largest North African population at 200.
- There are about 1,400 cheetahs in captivity in 165 facilities in about 65 countries throughout the world. There are about 524 cheetahs in captivity in South Africa.