International Cheetah Day

The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal and Africa’s most endangered cat. Uniquely adapted for speed, the cheetah is capable of reaching speeds greater than 110 kilometers per hour in just over 3 seconds, and at top speed their stride is 7 meters long. With its long legs and very slender body, the cheetah is quite different from all other cats and is the only member of its genus, Acinonyx. The cheetah’s unique morphology and physiology allow it to attain the extreme speeds for which it’s famous, and is often referred to as the greyhound of cats.

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2 Responses to “International Cheetah Day”

  1. Charlie says:

    Got to see a few @Krueger couple years ago. Amazing!

  2. Werner says:

    Great pictures and great story! Hope sometime i will be able to see them in in natural surroundings.

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