Photo by @FransLanting Cheetahs are the most vulnerable of the world’s big cats, with cub mortality as high as 95 percent, often due to predation by lions and hyenas. But studies have shown that a small number of cheetah females are so good at raising cubs that we can call them “supermoms.” Here in the grasslands of Kenya’s Maasai Mara one remarkable supermom scans the horizon for trouble with a cub next to her. Today is World Wildlife Day and we’d like to give a shout out to the organizations who are working to safeguard a future for these amazing cats and hope that you will support them too. Thanks to NatGeo’s Big Cat Initiative, the Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), and the Cheetah Conservation Botswana project (CCB) and Panthera. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images of cheetahs and other inhabitants of Wild Africa.