Rare Cheetah in Algeria

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Did you know that cheetahs lived in Algeria?  Not too many of them.  This is one of the first-ever camera-trap photos of an extremely rare Saharan subspecies taken in late summer of 2008. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that these cheetahs number only about 250, putting them on the critically endangered list. Research fellow Sarah Durant of the Zoological Society of London, who co-led the cheetah camera survey, admits that no one knows why this subspecies is in such bad shape, and that no one has been studying them to find out. 

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(image credit: Farid Belbachir/ZSL/OPNA)

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It's eyes are amazing! I'm just wondering how close the photographer got to it to get that shot or is that just with a great lens?
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