Visit all the animals, take photos, contribute to the worthy effort of saving the cheetah. Sadly, wild cheetahs are at risk and listed as Vulnerable according to the IUCN’s Red List due to habitat loss, poaching, the illegal wildlife pet trade, and conflict with humans. This is a very interesting article. Do you know how political zoos are. Just the same as other pets like dogs, they are in need of their own species-specific stimulation and environmental enrichment. Yes, I'm bragging about my incredible luck. I was initially a little sceptical when visiting this. Wild cats can often be destructive in the home, and they are prone to urine spraying. I am very sensitive to the energy, and the energy around this experience was fear based, and contracted. Cheetahs to pet, & photograph. I was too :pWe had a great time and the whole family enjoyed it. In states where they are legal, it's also still likely your county, city, or neighborhood association may not permit it. However, this is rare in the US due to strict regulations and the difficulty in importing cheetahs. I would not want a cheetah. you have given me hope on actually getting a pet wolf because a neighbor got a permit to have a pet wolf in town. Yes well, there is always something wrong about owning wild animals always or exotic, even if most of this is true, every article you read whether it's a wolf dog, or a serval cat, or Cheetah or what wild animal there is always a reason why you can't own them. Cheetahs are the only big cats that visitors allowed to have direct contact with in zoos without jeopardizing human life. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. Those people make money to buy more land for lions by letting idiot dentists "hunt" an aged animal that is causing his pride damage. You can look into owning a cheetah-lookalike, legally. They were not there out of fear for your safety but as part of our protocol. My best friend adores cheetahs, and her bucket list includes the wish to pet one someday. According to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, 104 cheetahs were "lost" to the pet trade in 2012. My children were excited to see touch and learn about Cheetahs .. But I love cheetahs at the zoo and there my favorite animal. She makes a fortune from them! I should not have worried, the spaces are very large for each animal, and from the reaction I got from the adult I met (he purred like a domestic house cat!) Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on August 25, 2016: Diana: Your post is strange and stupid, if I'm even understanding it correctly. Cheetahs’ distinctive markings make them popular choices for captive collections in zoos and circuses, a practice which dates back to Roman times. madam peony... 300.000 people killed by foxes??? So the only thing to do is to obtain one even if it is illegal, who cares. The idiot pays, and a professional hunter/game ranger stands right behind the idiot to do the job that he would have done at no benefit to the animals had he merely culled it. Don't condemn me for the illegal actions of others. Fundraising Promise This habit has created massive illegal trade networks and large string of poachers all over the World. The same lodge had 2.5 acre plots for each family of lions, one male and two females. Instantly recognisable by its distinctive spotted coat and black tear marks from eye to whisker, the cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world – capable of bursting into action to catch prey at speeds of up to 75mph. This article is about cheetahs, not exotic pets. Obviously, this will not apply if you are a small child or around the same size as one, it's better to err on the side of caution. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Taking tigers out of captivity doesn't replace habitat. How dare you call what I am passionate about "repulsive" and declare that in order to be a 'good environmental steward' my philosophies need to comply with yours. I did not feel I had the space to really connect to the Cheetah, especially wanting to practice my animals communication skills. In India permission is required to keep wild animals from Government Authority ZSI or some such institution. Allan Philip from Toronto on May 14, 2015: Excellent Hub but I will think twice before cuddling a cheetah. Lovely animals :). It makes people aware that cheetahs are not pets and do not do well outside their natural environment. Around us there were 4 other people who were guarding and watching the experience with a sense of fear as something will happen. It would cull the black market, and innumerable communities of animals, and the people who make a living out of caring for them, would be way better off. The cheetas Are WILD Animals And should not be in homes So dont think of getting a pet cheeta. Melissa A Smith (author) from New York on August 23, 2014: Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on August 23, 2014: Voted useful :). They also had a dog accompanying them, of which I inquired why? House cats mark their terrotory when they are not fixed, no one calls that wild. Great hub! After the hike, Tammy and Spot happily went back to their enclosure, if I remember correctly, about 50x50m (about 0.625 acres). I am going to visit her at the beginning of December and I will take pictures of her 'farm' and the babies- they are so cute!! A clear example is the captive tigers that now outnumber tigers that are in the wild. I do support 'wild' animal ownership, and I AM a 'wild' animal owner. They know their place in the predator hierarchy and do not 'bite off more than they can chew.' Cheetahs could be dangerous. | I am refering to red fox,the most dangerous of all foxes,it's less social that fennec fox and more hostile. I do plan on going on an African Flying Safari, to see God's amazing creatures in a natural habitat. I met an abandoned cheetah (Tammy) who was raised with a dalmatian cub (Spot). Is this justified. Toy may vary from one shown. Your just being selfish, putting your own wants ahead of the animals. All UK orders are sent via Royal Mail 2nd class delivery. I think it would be dangerous to have a cheetah as I have a busy life. Private owners of cheetahs both legally and illegally obtained probably live in either the United Arab Emirates, some Western Asian countries where they can be purchased (and aren't illegal), or an African country where they can be found in the wild or … Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road I know it seems fun. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. If you're looking for information about cheetahs as pets, you've come to the right place. Thank you for this very informative article. The handler’s job is to concentrate on the cat and the back-handler interacts with guests. Learn the difference. As cheetahs’ natural habitats are reduced, the instances of human-wildlife conflict increase, leading to retribution killings. There will always be people who want exotic pets. The diet should consist of a specially prepared carnivore diet and whole prey with supplementation (vitamins A, D, and E), including bones to prevent the occurrence of focal palatine erosion, calcium deficiency, and other dental problems that can become life-threatening over time. It's far easier to breed a tiger than to go into the jungle and steal their cubs. | I am sicked by your comment. I'm glad my country (currently) doesn't have regulations like India for many exotic animals. Your money will be put to good use for conservation of the species. In Nevada you don't even have to have a permit to get one. It is advised to check first if you decide to own one. I very much wish that there was such a place to go to be around them and interact. Let Kenya sell the ivory confiscated from poachers. We were taught not to do that. Get a lot of hands on animal experience. The current cheetah population is around 12,000–15,000, down from the approximate 50,000 the count was at before human interference. For some reason the height of arroganse part of your response made me chuckle since you responded to someone who named themself after a really tall animal. The habitat of wild tigers has been permanently decimated and each individual animal needs a certain amount of territory to survive. As one would expect, exercise is also important. All in all a really good worthwhile project. This was a great read. Marie Gail Stratford from Kansas City, MO on October 12, 2014: Interesting. It has been shown that the welfare of cheetahs is enhanced if they can view their natural prey. Let ME live, and keep pets, because it is my passion. Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy Infant mortality is around 37 percent due to low sperm count and other abnormalities, which result from varying factors of insufficient husbandry standards. Thank you! Great article. :DNoticeably, although it is a charity organization, they work professionally. If you don't have the time commitment to do this, you can also just attend the zoo frequently and enjoy them. NO!!!! When he eats enough bugs I'll get him a proper terrarium. Would we do it again? A few others have also identified as such . They treat them like lab rats .Then they wonder why they dont have cubs. Support this private effort as the government does not subsidize saving the cheetah. These wild tigers are likely to go extinct.
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