There are approximately 9,500 adult cheetahs left in the wild, ± 6,000 of these are part of a dominant African population that is shared between Botswana, Namibia, South-Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Despite the importance of the Zimbabwean cheetah population, little is known about their populations status. Estimates of the number of cheetahs in Zimbabwe over the last 30 years range from 400 to 1,500. Unfortunately these estimates are not always reliable and especially from the northwest of Zimbabwe, an area encompassing most of Zimbabwe’s wildlife protected areas, little is known. With cheetahs being shy animals that are rarely seen across most of its range it is difficult to collect accurate information on its status and densities. Collecting sightings and interviewing people locally are effective indirect methods to determine the presence/absence of cheetah. Pictures are important as well as based on the cheetahs unique coat patterns it is possible to identify individuals and give population estimates. That is why the Cheetah Conservation Project Zimbabwe has set up a National ID data base in which we collect sightings and pictures of cheetahs from all over Zimbabwe. On this page we will share with you what we learn about the Zimbabwean cheetahs during our travels and from the sightings and pictures people send us.