The Northwest African Cheetah, also known as the Saharan Cheetah, is a an incredibly rare, elusive and critically endangered subspecies of the Cheetah. They are found across the Sahara desert and savannah of north Africa in small, fragmented populations, the biggest of which is thought to be in Algeria. They are also found in Mali, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Niger, and Western Sahara.
Its total population may be fewer than 250 and very little is known about the cat. It is usually solitary and semi-nomadic. It feeds on Thomson's Gazelle. Other prey include the Impala. The Saharan Cheetah has an unusually pale coat.