Mother cheetah lying on grass with five cheetah cubs

Cheetah mother with her cubs (Credit: Adrienne Crosier/Smithsonian)

The fastest land animal on Earth is quickly running out of time. As cheetah populations in the wild continue to decline, our zoo populations are becoming even more critical to the future of the species. On June 20, learn about the difficulties of managing and reproducing these cats with Dr. Adrienne Crosier, a cheetah biologist with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. Adrienne will also offer an inside look at some of the cutting-edge techniques scientists are using to improve genetics and cheetah cub reproduction in zoo facilities.

This webinar is part of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s free Earth Optimism series. The event will be recorded! Closed captioning will be available both during the live event and on the recording. By signing up on Zoom, you’ll be able to join live and receive a link to the recording approximately one week after it airs.

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