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Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

Description:

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline (family Felidae, subfamily Felinae) inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. It is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx. The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal— as fast as 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph)[3][4] in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds

Habitat:

In the zoo.


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Mysuru, Karnataka, India

Lat: 12.30, Long: 76.67

Spotted on Oct 8, 2012
Submitted on Oct 8, 2012

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