Cheetah Outreach
Cheetah Outreach

Promoting the survival of the free ranging, Southern African cheetah through environmental education and delivering conservation initiatives.
Cheetah Population
  1. There are only 7,500 cheetahs left in Africa.
  2. Iran has between 70 and 100 cheetahs, which is the last remaining Asian population.
  3. South Africa has about 850 cheetahs: 350 in conservation areas and 500 free-roaming in the Limpopo, North West and Northern Cape Provinces.
  4. The largest wild population is found in Namibia at about 3,000, with 95% living on farmland.
  5. Botswana has an estimated 1,800 cheetahs.
  6. A 1990 survey found 500 to 1,000 cheetahs in Zimbabwe, with 80% found on farmland.
  7. 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.
  8. There are a few cheetahs still found in Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria, which has the largest North African population at 200.
  9. 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.
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