Cheetahs get still illegally caught for life in captivity.
Because of the low number of the cheetahs they are forced to mate with close relatives which limits the genetic diversity of the kind. This means the animal is more susceptible to diseases and deformations so the number of offspring lowers and the death rate rises.
Due to a growing human population and commercial agriculture the animals loose their natural habitat. More road construction combined with more traffic is also a threat for animals passing the roads.
Bedouin hunter with a shot Asiatic Cheetah and cub, Iraq, 1925.
Widespread hunting of this animal and its prey species along with conversion of its grassland habitat to farmland has wiped it out completely from its entire range in southwest Asia and India. Critically endangered with extinction, there are less than a hundred Asiatic cheetahs in the world; they can only be found in the central desert of Iran.