THE ICONIC OSTRICH BIRD OF KENYA

The iconic ostrich bird of Kenya Ostriches have inspired civilizations and cultures for many centuries in Mesopotamia and Egypt. Today, it is found natively in Africa. There are five species of ostriches around eastern and central Africa. The different species are all similar but vary in color and size depending…

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CHEETAHS IN KENYA POACHED FOR PETS

Cheetahs in Kenya poached for pets Awildlife safari in Kenya is never complete without spotting the fastest running animal in the world. Cheetahs, with their lightning speed of 75 miles per hour and striking markings, are one of the most impressive species on the planet earth. Although wild, these magnificent…

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CHEETAHS IN ANCIENT AND MODERN DAYS

Cheetahs in ancient and modern days Anybody involved in the study of cheetahs, the fastest sprinter in the world, would readily agree that pet cheetah is not a new phenomenon. Human beings have been keeping cheetahs as pets and for various other reasons for thousands of years. Historical records indicate…

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CHEETAHS SMUGGLED TO THE MIDDLE EAST

Cheetahs smuggled to the Middle East One of the threats to the biodiversity on earth originates in people’s greed. Worldwide, wildlife trafficking fetches $20 billion. It represents the fourth most lucrative smuggling business after drugs, humans, and arms. The global wildlife summit has been the most active in the recent…

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Cheetah outruns humans and challenges machines The Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, remarkably won the gold medal nine times at the Olympics. During the Olympics in 2016, Usain Bolt made $33 million in appearances, endorsements, and prize money. Following his continued success, Virgin Media, Gatorade, and Hublot were early to sponsor….

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DEADLY DISEASE OF CHEETAHS IN KENYA

Deadly disease of cheetahs in Kenya The survival odds of the beautiful cheetah, the fastest running animal in the world, is in danger. The IUCN – the International Union for Conservation of Nature – lists it as an endangered species. According to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, an organization that works…

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The cheetah conservation projects in Kenya The global cheetah population has declined over the past century by 90% to 7,500. However, this number was simply a guess, given the difficulty of taking an accurate census of the cheetah. The recent estimate puts the number at 6,600. During the last 18…

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THE SPEED AND HUNTING OF CHEETAHS

The speed and hunting of cheetahs Arunning cheetah at its top speed while on a wildlife safari in Kenya is not a rare sight. It is renowned for its incredible speed when in a chase but documentary-makers film cheetahs for the creature’s majesty, and underplay its speed. But the BBC…

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POPULATION DECLINE OF CHEETAHS IN KENYA

Population decline of cheetahs in Kenya Wildlife safari travelers to Kenya never seize to be inspired at the sight of a cheetah majestically surveying the landscape for its next prey standing upon a hill or an ant mound. As a truly hard-core carnivorous animal, the cheetah in the wild depends…

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Characteristics of male and female cheetahs Any wildlife safari traveler in Kenya would concur that cheetahs in the wild are typically solitary animals, but they are the most sociable among all the fat cats. After leaving the mother cheetah around the age of one, siblings stay together for six months….

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