Zoo I Now Open
Naples, FL - Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is welcoming two
new cheetahs to the nationally accredited zoo and historic garden. These
elegant creatures will be coming from White Oak Conservation Center in North
Florida. Both cats were born and raised at White Oak Conservation Center. The new cats in town are sisters and they are
nine years old. The new cheetahs will make their grand debut to the public on Tuesday,
January 12, 2016.
widespread across Africa, into the Middle East and east to India, the cheetah
has suffered dramatic declines over the last century. More recently, widespread
habitat destruction has fragmented cheetah habitats, isolating many
populations. In many areas, the cheetah’s prey has been over hunted by humans.
An estimated 7,000 to 10,000 wild cheetahs survive. Cheetah strongholds, where
possible, must be connected to allow genetic interchange if this species is to