Why did the cheetah population decline?

The cheetah population is declining world wide as a result of lost land and prey this has coursed further competitions from other larger predators for the little available prey. On top of this the mortality rate for cheetahs is very low in the first few weeks of life, up to 90% of cheetahs are killed in the first 5 weeks by predators. All these problems can be linked to the fast declining in availability of land which cheetahs and other animals can roam in. With a smaller habitat comes greater pressure from other predators. Cheetahs are less aggressive then other animals and this affects their food intake cheetahs only having a 50% chance of catching and keeping their prey, often losing prey to more aggressive animals such as lions. With lose of land also come lose of certain terrain such as mountains and thick bushed, useful for cheetahs to hide in and protect their young from predators. Cheetahs having a very high mortality rate and a low sperm count this is reflected in their population. A further problem for the cheetah population is their lacks in genetic variation as a result of inbreeding and a fragmented population. Conservation plans are in progress to solve these problems and create more genetic diversity and prevent further population fragmentation, while also trying to increase the international cheetah population.