First Coast News: Scientists say Cheetahs need to be on Endangered Species List

Animal extinction is nothing new to our planet, but now animal species we’ve always known to be common are starting to thin out at alarming rates due to human activity. Scientists now recommend that Cheetahs be added to the endangered species list as soon as possible because of their dwindling numbers. In the Cheetah exhibit at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Steveand Rojo are two cheetahs being cared for and studied by trainers and zoologists. They play a vital role in what’s known as S.S.P. – or Species Survival Plan – a program in which zoos all over the country are using together to coordinate resources to promote species sustainability and help save populations at risk.

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