There are thought to be just 250 Saharan cheetah individuals left in the wild and very little is known about this elusive animal. Its current known range includes; Algeria, Togo, Niger, Mali, Benin, and Burkina Faso. The Zoological Society of London is currently carrying out work to identify individuals. Cameras are set to automatically take pictures when the cheetahs walk passed them. Software is then able to identify the cheetah by recognising the individual’s pattern of spots.
Let’s hope that this important work reveals more about this critically endangered species and in the long run will help to protect it.
Footage of the more well known African cheetah