Southern African CheetahAcinonyx jubatus jubatusSouthern African Cheetah by bcbdrums
Acinonyx jubatus lanea, suggested as a subspecies in 1877 from a small population near the southern cape of Africa, now considered synonymous with A. jubatus jubatus.Acinonyx jubatus obergi, a debated subspecies from Namibia identified in 1913 and still under assessment but doubted to be separate from A. jubatus jubatus.
The Southern African cheetah is the largest population of cheetahs remaining, with the total number estimated at 4,800. These cheetah populations are dispersed in the following countries:
Democratic Republic of the Congo