Episode 004: Acinonyx jubatus

Researched By

Kevin Robinson

Written By

Kevin Robinson

Reviewed By

Jess Ostrowski

Filmed On

24 April 2021


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  6. Swanson, Alexandra; et al , 2014. Cheetahs and wild dogs show contrasting patterns of suppression by lions. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83 (6), p. 1418–1427., JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/24034806
  7. Boast, Lorraine K.; Houser, Ann Marie; Good, Kyle; & Gusset, Markus, 2013. Regional variation in body size of the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). Journal of Mammalogy, 94 (6), p. 1293–1297., JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/24575306
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Further Reading

  1. O’Brien, Stephen J. , 1994. The Cheetah’s Conservation Controversy. Conservation Biology, 8 (4), p. 1153–1155. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/2386587
  2. Wack, Ray F.; Kramer, Lynn W.; Cupps, William L.; Clawson, Stacy; & Hustead, David R., 1993. The Response of Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) to Routine Vaccination. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 24 (2), p. 109–117.; JSTOR, http://www.jstor.com/stable/20095252
  3. Wells, Amy; Terio, Karen A.; Ziccardi, Michael H.; & Munson, Linda, 2004. The Stress Response to Environmental Change in Captive Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 35(1), p. 8–14., JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/20460350
  4. Marnewick K; Ferreira SM; Grange S; Watermeyer J; Maputla N; et al., 2014. Evaluating the Status of and African Wild Dogs Lycaon pictus and Cheetahs Acinonyx jubatus through Tourist-based Photographic Surveys in the Kruger National Park. [Journal Article] PLoS One, 9 (1), 21 January. [23 December 2020], PLoS One, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0086265
  5. Voigt CC; Thalwitzer S; Melzheimer J; Blanc A-S; Jago M; et al., 2014. The Conflict between Cheetahs and Humans on Namibian Farmland Elucidated by Stable Isotope Diet Analysis. [Journal Article] PLoS One, 9 (8), 27 August. [23 December 2020], PLoS One, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0101917
  6. Belbachir F; Pettorelli N; Wacher T; Belbachir-Bazi A; Durant SM, 2015. Monitoring Rarity: The Critically Endangered Saharan Cheetah as a Flagship Species for a Threatened Ecosystem. [Journal Article] PLoS One, 10 (1), 28 January. [23 December 2020], PLoS One, https://doi.org10.1371/journal.pone.0115136

Organisations to Support Cheetah

  1. Cheetah Conservation Fund : https://cheetah.org
  2. Wildlife Conservation Society’s Cheetah Project : https://www.wcs.org/our-work/species/cheetahs