Scientists in the Field
Chasing Cheetahs

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Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cats

By Sy Montgomery | Illustrated by Nic Bishop

Since the year 1900, cheetah footprints quickly dwindled in African dirt as the species plummeted from more than 100,000 to fewer than 10,000. At the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s (CCF) African headquarters in Namibia, Laurie Marker and her team save these stunning, swift, and slender creatures from extinction. Since the organization’s start in 1990, they’ve rescued more than 900 cheetahs, most of whom have been returned to the wild.

Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join the Cheetah Conservation Fund in studying the cheetah’s ecological, genetic, and behavioral patterns in order to chase down the fastest animal on land and save the species—before it is too late.

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