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Cheetah Conservation Station News Archive

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
Jun. 27, 2016
The Smithsonian's National Zoo recently welcomed two new residents to its Cheetah Conservation Station: maned wolves.
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
pup resting
Mar. 11, 2016
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) welcomed two maned wolf pups earlier this winter.
cheetah cub in lawn
Sep. 30, 2015
Why is it difficult to breed cheetahs in human care?
oryx herd on slope
Sep. 30, 2015
In summer 2015, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute celeb