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Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

Description:

The cheetah's chest is deep and its waist is narrow. The coarse, short fur of the cheetah is tan with round black spots measuring from 2 to 3 cm (0.79 to 1.2 in) across, affording it some camouflage while hunting. There are no spots on its white underside, but the tail has spots, which merge to form four to six dark rings at the end. The tail usually ends in a bushy white tuft. The cheetah has a small head with high-set eyes. Black "tear marks" running from the corner of its eyes down the sides of the nose to its mouth keep sunlight out of its eyes and aid in hunting and seeing long distances. Although it can reach high speeds, its body cannot stand long distance running, because it is more suited to short bursts of speed.

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1 Comment

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Espectacular felino::

CindyCor
Spotted by
CindyCor

Narok, Kenya

Spotted on Oct 12, 2012
Submitted on Nov 6, 2012

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