Cheetahs 'heading for extinction'
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Cheetahs 'heading for extinction'

Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah - the world's fastest land animal - becoming extinct, scientists say.

Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah - the world's fastest land animal - becoming extinct, scientists say.

A study published by the National Academy of Sciences in the United States estimates that there are only around 7,000 now in the wild across Africa and in a small area of Iran.

Matt McGrath reports.