Letter: Job for cheetahs

Sir: On 7 October, your science page told us that cheetah numbers are in alarming decline, that cheetah cubs are vulnerable to large predators, especially lions, and that though cheetahs are perceived as savannah animals, they can live happily in woodland.

On 8 October, Hamish McRea tells us that re-afforestation schemes in Scotland are hampered by an over-large deer population, and suggests the introduction of predators to reduce them.

How about a millennium project to introduce cheetahs to the Scottish Highlands?

PATRICIA HALLAM THOMAS

Buckley, Flintshire

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