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Cheetah, Cheetaahhhhh!

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Hi Guys!  I'm finally finding a free moment to post some of my research from my Spring semester of my Master's AIP program work!  I did a study on cheetah conservation, albeit, not in person!  I did a ton of technical research though in efforts to find the key to maintaining cheetah populations both in the zoo and in the wild.  It is a very complex subject!  Read it if you like and you will learn something about one of our most revered felines!  All material is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced or used without my express permission.



Cheetah Major Histocompatibility Complex: The Key to their Future?


N. Lichtenbert MT SV (ASCP) CPT (NASM) Environmentally Fashionable/Globally Healthy














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Abstract
Cheetahs have existed for millions of years, yet today find themselves on the brink of extinction in the wild.Large ranges, solitude, lack of protection from predators, low birth rate, high infant mortality and low genetic variability h…