The Cheetah in Genetic Peril
Investigates the factors that result to the declining population of cheetahs. Background on the scientific investigation regarding the decline of the cheetah population and the difficulties in captive breeding; Link between genetic abnormalities in some animals and infertility; Inability of the cheetah population to preserve its genetic variation.
O'Brien, Stephen J.; David E. Wildt; and Mitchell Bush. 1986. "The Cheetah in Genetic Peril." Scientific American 254, (5): 84-92. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cnso_bio_facarticles/384