John Ball Zoo

Tsavo Cheetah Project


This project works to scientifically inform the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Kenyan Highway Authority and construction companies for environmental assessments and alignment and passageway
recommendations. A six-lane mega expressway is being built that will run through east and west Tsavo National Parks. The purpose of the project is to provide security and passageways to protect cheetahs and other large ranging animals like elephants and wild dogs. The project employs camera traps, Cheetah Scouts, and research to advise on placement of passageways and work with the local communities to mitigate animal-human conflicts.