Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Assessment Summary

The Cheetah is a long sleek cat with blunt semi-retractable claws that is renowned for its speed in chasing down preferred prey. The Technical Assessment Panel (TAP) assessed the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) as being highly dangerous to humans, having a low risk of establishment and a high consequence of establishment. Consequently, the TAP assessment concluded that the risk posed by the Cheetah is serious. It can only be kept by those with a Wildlife Exhibition Licence who are approved for the keeping of serious threat species.

Assessment Documentation

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) Risk Assessment (210 KB)


Wildlife Management Branch
Level 8, 59 Liverpool St
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253

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