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  1. Cheetah

    Global Cheetah Population Declining Rapidly

    They’re going fast. New research shows that half the world’s cheetahs could be gone in 15 years — and that’s an optimistic estimate. The assessment comes from data about populations in national parks, where cheetahs are arguably safest. Researchers recommend that the remaining cheetahs — numbering fewer than 10,000 — be downgraded from “vulnerable” to “endangered.” With two-thirds of cheetahs currently living outside protected areas, the world’s fastest land animal may not be able to outrun extinction beyond zoos and conservation programs unless aggressive new plans to save them are implemented.

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