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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) 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. This cat is also notable for modifications in the species' paws. It is one of the few felids with semi-retractable claws.



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5 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

=D CHEETAH!!

CindyCor
CindyCor 7 years ago

I love cheetahs too KatenL !!!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Nice series - my favorite big cat!

CindyCor
CindyCor 7 years ago

Thank-you Sukaina !!!

Sukaina
Sukaina 7 years ago

nice captures especially the second photo!

CindyCor
Spotted by
CindyCor

Narok, Kenya

Lat: -1.47, Long: 35.10

Spotted on Oct 9, 2012
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012

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