Variants: Currently, four variants are recognized for cheetahs. Asiatic Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) – an endangered species found only in Iran. Northwest African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus hecki) Northeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii)
What is the rarest cheetah?
The Asian cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus), also known as the erantitus, is one of the rarest cat subspecies in the world, with 70-110 individuals remaining. Not surprisingly, it is considered an endangered species by the IUCN Red List.
Is King Cheetah a variant?
King cheetahs are not unique species or variants of cheetahs. .. In 1927, they were designated as Acinonyx rex (king cheetah) – a new species.