CHEETAH - Otjitotongwe - Namibia
CHEETAH - Namibia
The world's fastest land mammal, the cheetah, is the most unique and specialized member of the cat family and can reach speeds of 70 mph. It has been estimated that in 1900, more than 100,000 cheetahs were found in at least 44 countries throughout Africa and Asia. Today the species is extinct from +20 countries and about 10,000 animals remain, found mostly in small-pocketed populations in 23 to 26 countries in Africa and -100 in Iran. The cheetah is classified as an endangered species.