Saharan Cheetah Research Paper

1300 Words6 Pages
Saving the Glory of Today
Envisioning the Danger
A blur of motion streaks across the Algerian desert, almost too fast to see. The darkness of night hides the rare Saharan Cheetah from being easily seen as it hunts. Almost no animal can catch it, or even notices it. Still, the cheetah is finding it difficult to find a meal. Less and less of its favorite foods have been wandering about, and more and more of the predators that hunt the cheetah have been stalking around. The cheetah looks for other cheetahs, but finds none. The cheetahs live in very low densities (Wildlife). The cheetah does, however, find its worst nightmare. As it looked about for another species of its kind, it finds a body. As it looks down, the cheetah smells the rancid smell
…show more content…
Nocturnal and extremely difficult to find, the Saharan Cheetah is exceptionally endangered, for there are only about 250 of them left today. The Saharan Cheetah evolved to become extremely elusive, helping it survive. However, recently threats to both it and its prey have risen. This threatened the cheetahs, and their numbers soon declined. Unfortunately, being as elusive and nocturnal as the cheetahs were made it difficult to spot the problem right away, until the problem was already too large (Wildlife). Now, scientists are finding it difficult to help the cheetah. With research being almost impossible to obtain, they have to rely almost completely on guesswork. In addition, they find it difficult to raise support for the Saharan Cheetahs because there aren’t many pictures of them, making it difficult to connect with people (Wildlife). Now the cheetahs face extinction, and without help, this wonderful predator may never hunt again. Other species from Algerian deserts have also died, such as the addax antelope and the dama gazelle. This is because desert species are often…show more content…
Based in New York, the Wildlife Conservation Society helps animals and environments across the globe. However, it was not always a large, worldwide organization. When the organization started, it was first tasked with building the Bronx Zoo in New York. They helped provide funds for the construction and operation of the zoo, and choose staff members to help run it. The success of the zoo caught the city’s attention, and the city government had them take over the New York Aquarium in 1902. Furthermore, in 1905, they started a project to reintroduce bison to select government lands. After World War Two, they expanded their biological and conservation programs, and in 1946 they helped found Jackson Hole Wildlife Park. In the 50s they began a series of surveys and programs in seven areas of the world. Following this development, they opened Coney Island in 1957, and in 1959 they funded a study on mountain gorillas in Congo. Throughout the 60s and 70s they focused on recreating natural habitats for animals in zoos. Later, in 1988, they would come to run Central Park Zoo, followed by Queen Zoo in 1992, and finally Prospect Park Zoo in 1993. Today they run 500 projects in 60 countries for the good of wildlife (Legacy). The Wildlife Conservation Society knows the advantages of working with other organizations to exponentially increase

More about Saharan Cheetah Research Paper

Open Document