Cheetahs

The African savannah is home to the cheetah, the world’s fastest animal on land.

An Adult Cheetah and it's young, taken during the Institute of Zoology's ongoing Cheetah Conservation Program.

Whilst males live in groups in the wild, females live on their own. They raise their cubs by themselves, and roam across large areas to find their prey while keeping their cubs safe from lions and spotted hyenas. Unlike lions and tigers, cheetahs don’t roar - instead they purr and chirrup to one another.  

These beautiful animals are challenged by loss of habitat and prey, conflict with people and illegal trade in pets and skins.

At ZSL we’re working for wildlife around the world, helping to protect and create a future for animals like the cheetah.

But we can’t do it without your help.

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