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Cheetah Conservation Station News Archive

Adult scimitar-horned oryx and calf in the wild in Chad
Mar. 17, 2017
A second scimitar-horned oryx calf has been born in the wild. The species has been extinct in the wild since the 1980s, but reintroductions led by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and the Government of... read more
Amani and Barafu
Feb. 27, 2017
At the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), our cheetah breeding program has been very successful since its beginnings eight years ago. The cheetah breeding facility is nine acres and... read more
Wild-born scimitar-horned oryx calf and mother in Chad
Nov. 04, 2016
I traveled to the United Arab Emirates in early October to work on the second release of Scimitar-horned Oryx with our collaborators from the Environment Agency—Abu Dhabi (EAD).
oryx running in the wild
Aug. 16, 2016
Oryx are back in the wild! The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, the government of Chad and the Sahara Conservation Fund released the first scimitar-horned oryx back to their native grasslands Sunday,... read more
Scientists examining the teeth of an oryx about to be released
Aug. 11, 2016
Thirty years after the scimitar-horned oryx were driven to extinction, the desert antelope will return to the last-known place it existed: Chad's Sahelian grasslands.
Cheetah in grass
Jun. 30, 2016
As their native habitat continues to shrink, wild cheetahs are facing a drought of genetic diversity. This is in direct contrast with the population of cheetahs in zoos, which is as genetically... read more
cheetah snarling
Jun. 21, 2016
The planet's last stronghold of wild cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) is losing genetic diversity at an alarming rate according to a new study from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)... read more
Maned wolf pup stares at the camera
May. 06, 2016
The maned wolf pups born Jan. 5 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are growing! Animal Care curator Paul Marinari and research biologist Nucharin Songsassen give us the scoop in the... read more
oryx herd on slope
Sep. 30, 2015
In summer 2015, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute celeb
cheetah cub in lawn
Sep. 30, 2015
Why is it difficult to breed cheetahs in human care?