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Scat Collecting

Jun 11, 2010
The Cheetah Conservation Fund collects information about cheetahs in many ways. Did you know that one of the best ways to collect information about a cheetah is by collecting its poop?! Cheetah poop, called “scat,” can be used to discover information about individual cheetahs, cheetah populations, what cheetahs eat, cheetah hormone and stress levels, and much more. Every day at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, we have our staff go for a walk to the places where we know that wild cheetahs come at night. Any scat that is found is collected. Some of the scat goes to the genetics laboratory, and some of it goes to our clinic. All of the information we collect from the scat helps us to know more about cheetahs. The more that we know, the better CCF can do to help conserve these amazing cats!

1 comments:

  1. pinkcheetah said...

    You are very smart... Can you collect any other animal poop?

    June 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

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