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Critically Endangered Cheetahs In Algeria Snapped With Camera Trap

ScienceDaily (February 27, 2009)

Critically Endangered Cheetahs In Algeria Snapped With Camera Trap

ScienceDaily (February 27, 2009)

A survey of the Sahara has captured the first camera-trap photographs of the critically endangered Saharan cheetah in Algeria. Overall, the survey identified four different Saharan cheetahs --- a subspecies of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus hecki) --- using spot patterns unique to each individual. This photographic confirmation of fleet-footed big cats is a first for Algeria.Credit : Copyright Farid Belbachir/ZSL/OPNA ; courtesy of Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation Society-supported survey of the Sahara has captured the first camera-trap photographs of the critically endangered Saharan cheetah in Algeria. The survey was conducted by researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the Office du Parc National de l’Ahaggar (OPNA), and the Université de Béjaïa, with support from WCS and Panthera.

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