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Unformatted text preview: 24 | P a g e 1 2 / 8 / 2 0 0 8 D I S A P P E A R I N G F A S T Thats why Im sad to say it comes as no surprise to hear they have been put on the endangered list. Their numbers have fallen 90 per cent in the past 100 years and things are getting worse. In Kenyas Masai Mara reserve alone, numbers are estimated to have fallen from 60 in 2000 to 45 in 2007. I became very close to a mother cheetah called Shakira during the last series of Big Cat Live. She had previously lost litters of cubs but this time she was bravely fighting off predators to keep her young alive. Cheetah cubs have a really high mortality rate around 90 per cent so I was willing on every one of them. Shakira showed amazing courage, facing down a fully grown male and two lionesses to protect them. But sadly, when we returned one day to see how they were doing, two were missing. They had probably been snatched by hyenas....
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2011 for the course BIO 1A taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Casper College.

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