Combatting the illegal cheetah trade, researchers first need to find the source

To break the flow of the illegal trade of live cheetah cubs, researchers at Colorado State University are searching for undocumented wild cheetahs that are supplying the high demand for pets in the Middle East. In the Horn of Africa, cheetahs are not so much poached for skins and parts, but rather caught as cubs and trafficked with other contraband through Somaliland and Yemen to wealthy collectors across the Arab Peninsula.

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