One Of World’s Most Elusive Cats Filmed For The First Time In A Decade

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News: Naturalists have filmed a Saharan cheetah for the first time in a decade in Hoggar Mountains national park in Algeria.

Facts:

  • Saharan cheetah or Northwest African cheetah is a subspecies of Cheetah endemic to Sahara and the Sahel regions of Africa.
  • Difference: It is different from other Cheetah species because of its shorter coat and nearly white colour.Its face also has few or no spots and tear stripes are almost absent.
  • IUCN Status: Critically Endangered.

Additional Facts:

  • African Cheetah: IUCN Status (Vulnerable)
  • Asian Cheetah: IUCN Status (Critically Endangered)
  • Introduction of African Cheetah in India: Recently, the Supreme Court has allowed the introduction of African Cheetah from Namibia to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary.The Asiatic Cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952.