My 300th post, dedicated to some of my passionate things in life…….speed & wilderness 🙂

Nothing else can better explain it


Most specific characteristics which differ cheetah from other cats are its small head and tear marks running down from the corner of eyes to chin. These marks reduce glare from the bright sun and thus aid in excellent vision
The Cheetah is the fastest land animal reaching speeds of 45 – 70 mph with acceleration much better than any of the super cars, ie 0 – 1115 km in 3 seconds. The Cheetah however can only run for short sprints of up to 300 yards. These sprints will usually last for 20 seconds, but rarely ever reach a full minute
They are remarkably fuel efficient as well; cheetahs only need to drink once every three to four days
They use their binocular vision over scent as other cats
It does not have a floating Hyoid bone in its neck it cannot roar
Cheetahs have also been known to swim
Cheetah has been considered the easiest of the exotic cats to tame

Sad facts:
The Cheetah above all is the most reproductive cat. Why then is it so endangered? The answer is two-fold. Cheetah cubs often fall prey to Lions, Jackals, Birds of Prey, and Hyenas, as the mother must leave them behind while hunting for food. Even if the mother was near, she could not fend off an animal as large as a Lion or Hyena, the Cheetah was built for running not fighting. 90% of Cheetahs born die within the first 3 months, 50% of which are destroyed by predators. The other 40% fall victim to lack of genetic diversity. This is the second reason for their inability to survive. This genetic peril is responsible for weak and underdeveloped immune systems. Disease and illness attack a weak immune system, which in turn causes death. Most cubs do not even make it past 1 month old when this is the case


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