Extinct Animal : Cheetah
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora now lists the cheetah as an endangered species. The expansion of human settlements in Africa is a threat to the cheetah's habitat and prey. As well, ranchers, who kill cheetahs in order to protect their flocks, and zoo collectors have had an impact on the cheetah's decline. Even in national parks and other reserves the animals, in their isolation, are susceptible to disease and competition from other carnivores.
The Asiatic cheetah, of similar appearance, once occurred in northern India and westward to North Africa. It is now found in small numbers only in Iran and on the Turkomen-Afghan border.