Food supply link to cheetah decline

October 4, 2014 8:34 AM

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Food supply link to cheetah decline

Plummeting cheetah numbers may be down to humans making them travel further to find their prey, scientists have suggested.

Cheetah numbers have tumbled from 100,000 a century ago to less than 10,000 today, and it was thought that bigger predators such as lions had been monopolising the food available as habitat for the wild animals shrinks.

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