How did the Asiatic cheetah become extinct?
They are only extinct in India, it is believed that the last few survive mostly in Iran. This is why it is also known as the Iranian Cheetah. They are now classed as critically endangered animals.
Land-use change has been a major factor in the Cheetah's ecosystem: persecution, habitat degradation and fragmentation, desertification, and direct killing of wildlife that the cheetah preys upon are all factors responsible in the Cheetah's chronic decline in Iran.
They were wiped out from India due to hunting of the Cheetah and the Cheetah's prey, and it's habitat being turned into farmland.
They are already extinct in many parts of Asia. Hunting, habitat degradation and fragmentation, desertification, and direct killing of wildlife that the Cheetah preys upon are all factors responsible for the chronic decline of the Cheetah in Asia. The Asiatic Cheetah exists in very low numbers, divided into widely separated populations. Its low density makes it more likely to be affected by a lack of prey through livestock overgrazing and antelope hunting, coupled with direct…
Depends on the geographic area. In Africa, lion, spotted hyena, African wild dog and cheetah. In Asia (especially in India), tiger, dhole, stripped hyena and wolf. In the Middle East, lion and tiger are extinct, but they do compete with striped hyena and wolf (add Asiatic cheetah in Iran). Far East Russia, Amur tiger. China, wolf.
There are five recognized subspecies of the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus): Asiatic cheetah (A. j. venaticus) Also called the Iranian or Indian cheetah. Northwest African cheetah (A. j. hecki) Also called the Saharan cheetah. South African cheetah (A. j. jubatus) Also called the Namibian cheetah. Sudan cheetah (A. j. soemmeringii) Also called the central or northeast African cheetah. Tanzanian cheetah (A. j. raineyii) Also called the east African cheetah.