Savannah and grassland in eastern, western and southern Africa
Location in the Zoo
Next to lions, right before Masai giraffes
Cool Animal Fact
Their long black “tear marks” help reduce sunlight glare.
How We Help Save Them
- We protect wild cheetahs by providing support for a program in Tanzania that trains domestic dogs to guard local community livestock protecting them from wild cheetahs and other predators.
- We provide support for antipoaching work in Africa. African antipoaching scouts are hired from the local communities and trained to find traps set for wildlife and apprehend poachers.
How You Can Help
- Visit the Zoo! Every time you visit the Houston Zoo, you help save animals in the wild.