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Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

Description:

The fastest land mammal, these cats are lean and agile.

Habitat:

Savanna woodland and grassland

Notes:

Mom and her 5 little ones. We arrived shortly after she had caught an Impala and they were feasting. the breakfast was cut short by the arrival of two adult male Cheetah, who intimidated Mom off the kill. Fortunately the cubs had eaten most of the Impala by the time the bullies arrived. The Game Rangers said that the Males were probably her offspring from an earlier year. We were witness to 8 Cheetah at the same time, an unheard of occurrence.

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3 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

She is a super mom,,.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

I can not believe this spot! I have never seen a cheetah in the Kruger! Wow, brilliant, congrats! Im jealous!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

5 is a lot of little ones for a cheetah

PunkusArnett
Spotted by
PunkusArnett

Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 22, 2008
Submitted on Aug 15, 2011

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